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The French Revolution
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Internationally renowned as the greatest authority on the French Revolution, Georges Lefebvre combined impeccable scholarship with a lively writing style. His masterly overview of the history of the French Revolution has taken its rightful place as the definitive account. A vivid narrative of events in France and across Europe is combined with acute insights into the underlying forces that created the dynamics of the revolution, as well as the personalities responsible for day-to-day decisions during this momentous period.
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Preface Introduction 1. European Expansion 2. European Economy 3. European Society 4. European Thought 5. The States and Social Conflicts 6. The Aristocratic Revolution, 1787-1788 7. The Bourgeois Revolution 8. The Popular Revolution 9. Lafayettes Year 10. The Work of the Constituent Assembly, 1789-1791 11. The Constituent Assembly and Europe 12. Flight of the King and the declaration of war against Australia, June, 1791 - April, 1792 13. The second French Revolution, August - September, 1792 14. Invasion of Poland and of France. Revolutionary counter-attack: Valmy and Jemappes, September, 1792 - January, 1793 15. The origins of the First Coalition Bibliography Index

About the Author

Georges Lefebvre (1877-1959) French historian and member of the influential Annales School of historical thought. He held the chair of the French Revolution at the Sorbonne and was Director of the Annales Historiques de la Revolution Francaise.

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'This is more than a history of the French Revolution. It covers all of Europe during the revolutionary period!it also breaks new ground in its account of international relations, and sets the wars of intervention in their true light.' - A.J.P. Taylor

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