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
Great book and a superb writer. - Goodreads
... schama is a top notch history writer. - Goodreads
It has pictures, too. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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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