The French Revolution: 1770-1814
This volume, comprising Part I of the authors classic work Revolutionary France 1770-1880, offers a vivid narrative and radical reinterpretation of the years surrounding the momentous events of 1789 and their aftermath. During this period there were not one, but two revolutions: by intent the first was egalitarian, the second- Bonapartes authoritarian. The tension between the two characterized the period and was to shape the Republic that eventually emerged from the ruins of the ancien regime.
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Review: French RevolutionUser Review - Sean Chick - Goodreads
Furet represents a grand synthesis. There is dash of Tocqueville in his examination of a Revolution both caught in the old patterns and the new. There is Marxism in his examination of class and a view ... Read full review
Review: French RevolutionUser Review - Ram - Goodreads
Furet is a bit of a jerk -- it even comes through in print! -- and he assumes too much of the reader at times, such that the book often reads like an inside joke that only the author is in on; but ... Read full review