Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 5, 2004 - History - 848 pages
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The most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution, and one of the great landmarks of modern history publishing.

'Monumental...provocative and stylish, Simon Schama's account of the first few years of the great Revolution in France, and of the decades that led up to it, is thoughtful, informed and profoundly revisionist' Eugen Weber, The New York Times Book Review

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Well researched and documented. - Goodreads
Schama is an entertaining writer. - Goodreads
I've always adored Simon Schama's storytelling. - Goodreads
Great book and a superb writer. - Goodreads
... schama is a top notch history writer. - Goodreads
It has pictures, too. - Goodreads

Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Extremely long -- and not in a bad way. Schama aims to cover every single detail of the revolution and he does so in a way that's both vivid and riveting. You can't imagine a better chronicle. Read full review

Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

User Review  - Adam Laughton - Goodreads

I was hoping this would be a great first general history of the French Revolution. To be sure, it is excellent, but I would recommend it more to a person who is already generally familiar with the historical outline, movements and personalities associated with this period. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes and three volumes of A History of Britain. He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.

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