Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914
Nineteenth-century France was one of the world's great cultural beacons, renowned for its dazzling literature, philosophy, art, poetry and technology. Yet this was also a tumultuous century of political anarchy and bloodshed, where each generation of the French Revolution's 'children' would experience their own wars, revolutions and terrors.
From soldiers to priests, from peasants to Communards, from feminists to literary figures such as Victor Hugo and Honor de Balzac, Robert Gildea's brilliant new history explores every aspect of these rapidly changing times, and the people who lived through them.
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Review: Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914User Review - James - Goodreads
Helpful, but Gildea has an odd sense of pacing his books. He delves into details that provide some helpful insights to the broader history that he covers, but then rushes through major events leaving the reader wondering what just happened. Not bad, but there is probably better out there. Read full review
Review: Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914User Review - Diane - Goodreads
In-depth history of the politics and culture of France in the 19th century. The author demonstrates how France had to contend with both the legacy of the Revolution (and its Enlightenment antecedent ... Read full review