Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution
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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Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French RevolutionUser Review - Glenn Robinson - Goodreads
I knew very little about the French Revolution before I read this. Storming the Bastille, chopping off heads and the execution of the King and Queen. Reading this very indepth coverage from 1750 (or ... Read full review
Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French RevolutionUser Review - Rachel Cleves - Goodreads
Some may quarrel with Schama's neo-Whig interpretation of the Revolution, but the descriptions are great and, what can I say, stories of the French Revolution never grow old for me. Read full review