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A social history of the French Revolution [electronic resource].
Hampson, Norman.
imprint
London : Routledge, 1963.
description
viii, 278 p.
ISBN
9780415119528
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Book
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imprint
London : Routledge, 1963.
isbn
9780415119528
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8846958
 
Includes bibliography.
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The revolutionary movement which began in 1787 disrupted every aspect of French society, rising to a pitch of such extreme violence that the effects are still felt in France today. The Revolution was the product of social tensions that developed throughout France in the second half of the eighteenth century. Norman Hampson analyses the nature of these social conflicts within their political framework.With enough background information to satisfy the general reader with no previous knowledge of the subject, Norman Ha mpson's book devotes particular attention to provincial France. The result is both a picture of the supreme crisis in French society, and an examination of social attitudes and aspirations whose influence has been universal and enduring.
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A product of social tensions that developed throughout France, the French Revolution disrupted every aspect of French society. This book analyses the nature of these social conflicts within their political framework, with emphasis on provincial France.
Main Description
The revolutionary movement which began in 1787 disrupted every aspect of French society, rising to a pitch of such extreme violence that the effects are still felt in France today. The Revolution was the product of social tensions that developed throughout France in the second half of the eighteenth century. Norman Hampson analyses the nature of these social conflicts within their political framework. With enough background information to satisfy the general reader with no previous knowledge of the subject, Norman Ha mpson's book devotes particular attention to provincial France. The result is both a picture of the supreme crisis in French society, and an examination of social attitudes and aspirations whose influence has been universal and enduring.
Table of Contents
Preface
France on the Eve of the Revolutionp. 1
The Victory of the Aristocracyp. 34
The Victory of the Third Estatep. 60
The Failure to Compromisep. 86
The Re-shaping of France, 1789-1791p. 110
The Turning-Pointp. 132
The Division of the Republicansp. 155
The Precarious Victory of the Sans-Culottesp. 182
The Failure of Both Principle and Expediencyp. 214
The Aftermathp. 249
Bibliographyp. 266
Indexp. 272
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