The Oxford History of the French Revolution

Author: William Doyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198804932
Release Date: 2018-07-05
Genre:

Since its first publication to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989, this Oxford History has established itself as the Revolution's most authoritative and comprehensive one-volume history in English, and has recently been translated into Chinese. Running from the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, it traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-revolution to the final triumph of Napoleon in 1802. It also analyses the impact of events in France upon the rest of Europe and the world beyond. The study shows how a movement which began with optimism and general enthusiasm soon became a tragedy, not only for the ruling orders, but also for the millions of ordinary people whose lives were disrupted by religious upheaval, economic chaos, and civil and international war. Now in its third edition, this volume has been fully updated in the light of current research, and includes an appendix surveying the past and present historiography of the revolutionary period.

The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution

Author: David Andress
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199639748
Release Date: 2015
Genre: History

The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of this epochal event. Each chapter presents the foremost summations of academic thinking on key topics, along with stimulating and provocative interpretations and suggestions for future research directions. Placing core dimensions of the history of the French Revolution in their transnational and global contexts, the contributors demonstrate that revolutionary times demand close analysis of sometimes tiny groups of key political actors - whether the king and his ministers or the besieged leaders of the Jacobin republic - and attention to the deeply local politics of both rural and urban populations. Identities of class, gender and ethnicity are interrogated, but so too are conceptions and practices linked to citizenship, community, order, security, and freedom: each in their way just as central to revolutionary experiences, and equally amenable to critical analysis and reflection. This volume covers the structural and political contexts that build up to give new views on the classic question of the 'origins of revolution'; the different dimensions of personal and social experience that illuminate the political moment of 1789 itself; the goals and dilemmas of the period of constitutional monarchy; the processes of destabilisation and ongoing conflict that ended that experiment; the key issues surrounding the emergence and experience of 'terror'; and the short- and long-term legacies, for both good and ill, of the revolutionary trauma - for France, and for global politics.

The French Revolution A Very Short Introduction

Author: William Doyle
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192853967
Release Date: 2001-08-23
Genre: History

'[William Doyle] writes on the French Revolution with more understanding, balance and clarity than any other historian, living or dead.' -Prof. Tim Blanning, University of Cambridge

The Oxford History of Modern Europe

Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192853716
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions andstability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural, and military life of Europe. This book provides a better understanding of modern Europe, how it came to be what it is, and where it may be going in the future.

13 Millionen Tonnen 2500 Schiffe 50000 Leben

Author: James Revell Carr
Publisher: mareverlag
ISBN: 3936384908
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Der amerikanische Marinehistoriker schildert die Versenkung des englischen Handelsschiffes Anglo-Saxon durch den Hilfskreuzer Widder und den Überlebenskampf der Seeleute, die sich auf eine Jolle retten konnten.

Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Author: William Doyle
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191568275
Release Date: 2009-04-09
Genre: History

Since time immemorial Europe had been dominated by nobles and nobilities. In the eighteenth century their power seemed better entrenched than ever. But in 1790 the French revolutionaries made a determined attempt to abolish nobility entirely. 'Aristocracy' became the term for everything they were against, and the nobility of France, so recently the most dazzling and sophisticated elite in the European world, found itself persecuted in ways that horrified counterparts in other countries. Aristocracy and its Enemies traces the roots of the attack on nobility at this time, looking at intellectual developments over the preceding centuries, in particular the impact of the American Revolution. It traces the steps by which French nobles were disempowered and persecuted, a period during which large numbers fled the country and many perished or were imprisoned. In the end abolition of the aristocracy proved impossible, and nobles recovered much of their property. Napoleon set out to reconcile the remnants of the old nobility to the consequences of revolution, and created a titled elite of his own. After his fall the restored Bourbons offered renewed recognition to all forms of nobility. But nineteenth century French nobles were a group transformed and traumatized by the revolutionary experience, and they never recovered their old hegemony and privileges. As William Doyle shows, if the revolutionaries failed in their attempt to abolish nobility, they nevertheless began the longer term process of aristocratic decline that has marked the last two centuries.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192854267
Release Date: 2001-01-11
Genre: History

'a superb volume, complete with maps, and tells the story of a continent from the 18th century to the present day.' -Irish Times

Das R tsel der Sandbank

Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher:
ISBN: 3257202113
Release Date: 1975
Genre:

Die Geschichte zweier junger Engländer, die mit ihrem Segelboot im norddeutschen Wattenmeer kreuzen und dabei unversehens zwischen die englisch-deutsche Geheimdienstfront vor dem 1. Weltkrieg geraten.

Das andere Geschlecht

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644051614
Release Date: 2018-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Das Jahr 2440

Author: Louis Sébastien Mercier
Publisher:
ISBN: 3458328629
Release Date: 1989-01
Genre: Future in literature


Benjamin Franklins Leben

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849614065
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Während eines Aufenthalts auf dem Landsitz seines Freundes Jonathan Shipley im Jahr 1771 begann Franklin mit der Abfassung seiner Autobiographie. Er sollte diese Arbeit über einen Zeitraum von nahezu neunzehn Jahren in insgesamt vier Abschnitten fortführen – bei seinem Tod war das Werk allerdings unvollendet. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.