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

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Schama's tome is invaluable resource for anyone researching the French Revolution. I appreciated the narrative sweep, the way Schama brings the fascinating life stories of the people involved, from ... Read full review

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the French Revolution; probably much, much more. After all, it goes on for 879 pages. Plus notes. So you have to be really, really interested in that period of ... 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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