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ISBN 9780367741327
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Now in its fourth edition, P.M. Jones’ The French Revolution has been extensively revised and incorporates the most recent research on race, religion, gender, and citizens’ rights. It also covers, in detail, the colonial repercussions of the Revolution in both the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.

Written with the needs of students in mind, this volume recounts the dramatic years from 1787 to 1804 when the Ancien Régime was replaced by a constitutional monarchy and then a republic. Jones covers the difficulties facing King Louis XVI in the run up to the attack on the Bastille, and explains how the Revolution led to the creation of the First French Empire by France’s most successful General – Napoleon Bonaparte. Wherever possible, the actions and reactions of ordinary men and women who found themselves caught up in the turmoil are recorded. By analysing the Revolution’s significance for both Europe and the world beyond, the concluding section sets the Revolution in a global context.

With study aids such as a chronology, who’s who, glossary, and an enlarged selection of documents to allow for research and discussion, this book remains a useful tool for students interested in politics, culture, and society during the French Revolution.

Table of Contents

Part 1

1. The setting

Part 2

2. Reform or revolution, 1787–89?

3. Renewal, 1789–91

4. The failure of consensus, 1791–92

5. War and terror, 1792–94

6. The search for stability, 1795–99

7. Consolidation, 1799–1804

Part 3

8. Assessment

Part 4

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Biography

P.M. Jones is Emeritus Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham. Previous publications include The Peasantry in the French Revolution (1988), Reform and Revolution in France: the Politics of Transition, 1774 –1791 (1995), The French Revolution in Social and Political Perspective (1996) and Liberty and Locality in Revolutionary France: Six Villages Compared, 1760 –1820 (2003).