The French Revolution and Napoleon

Author: Philip G. Dwyer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415199077
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The upheavals, terror, and drama of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period restructured politics and society on a grand scale, making this the defining moment for modern European history. This volume collects together a wide selection of primary texts to explain the process behind the enormous changes undergone by France and Europe between 1787 and 1815, from the Terror to the Counter-Revolution and from Marie-Antoinette to Robespierre and Bonaparte. While bringing the impact of historical events to life, Philip Dwyer and Peter McPhee provide a clear outline of the period through key documents and lucid introductory passages and commentary. They illustrate the meaning of the Revolution for peasants, sans-culottes, women, and slaves, as well as placing events within a wider European context.. Students will find this an invaluable source of information on the Revolution as a whole as well as the international significance of the events.

The French Revolution

Author: Peter Davies
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780741574
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: History

Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and when even the efficient guillotine was unable to despatch enough "counter-revolutionaries" for the needs of the Terror. Davies brings the subject up to date by considering the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in today’s France. Dr Peter Davies is senior lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield

The French Revolution 1787 1804

Author: P. M. Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317863175
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: History

The French Revolution can be seen as an enormous explosion of civic energy with huge ramifications for the rest of the world. In this balanced and accessible account, P.M Jones: Considers the build-up of pressure between 1787 and 1789 as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble Analyses the dramatic events that began with the taking of the Bastille in 1789 and led to the establishment of a radical new order Examines the demise of the Republic in 1804 and assesses the wider significance of the revolutionary decade At the core of the Revolution lay the realisation among ordinary men and women that the human condition was not fixed until the end of time, but could be altered for the better. However, it was soon discovered that the task of building a new and better society would require huge amounts of effort and ingenuity – as well as suffering on a massive scale. This new edition of P.M. Jones’s authoritative overview has been significantly revised to include new material on politics, state violence, the army and citizenship in the French Caribbean colonies. In addition, it includes an expanded selection of original documents and illuminating contemporary images. P. M. JONES is Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham. He has written extensively on the French Revolution and French rural history.

Civilization in the West

Author: Mark A. Kishlansky
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 032110501X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Blending social and political history into a narrative, this book tells a story of Western Civilization through an image-based approach. It illustrates a theme of the chapter and explores the impression of each image. The presentation of geography guides students around the changing contours of the West through maps and Geographic Tours of Europe.

Demokratiewunder

Author: Arnd Bauerkämper
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525362853
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Die politisch-kulturelle Verwurzelung der Demokratie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist ohne transatlantische Einflüsse und ihre Vermittlung durch einzelne Personen kaum denkbar. Die Politik der re-education nach 1945, mit der die amerikanischen Besatzungsbehörden demokratische Ideen und pluralistische Werthaltungen vermitteln wollten, wurde ganz wesentlich von Intellektuellen, Journalisten und amerikanischen Deutschlandexperten getragen, unter ihnen zahlreiche Remigranten und deutschstämmige Auswanderer. Der Einfluss dieser Kulturvermittler und ihr Zusammenspiel mit Besatzungsbehörden, Bevölkerung und eigenem beruflichen Umfeld ist Gegenstand der Porträts und Studien dieses Bandes, die den bislang vernachlässigten Prozess der "inneren Demokratisierung" der Deutschen nachzeichnen.

The Battle 100

Author: Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402231896
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: History

A single day in the heat of armed conflict can shape the future of the world. Throughout history, individual battles have inspired the birth of nations, the devastation of cultures and the triumph of revolutions. Yet while some battles rise up as the cornerstones of history, others fade in our cultural memory, forgotten as minor skirmishes. Why is this so? What makes a battle "important"? Celebrated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning offers a provocative response with The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles. Lanning ranks history's 100 greatest battles according to their influence, both immediate and long-term. Thought-provoking and controversial, Lanning's rankings take us to the heart of the battles and reveal their true greatness.

Die Gro e Franz sische Revolution 1789 1793

Author: Pjotr Alexejewitsch Kropotkin
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783842419599
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre:

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten