Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

Front Cover
Penguin Books Limited, Aug 5, 2004 - History - 825 pages
4 Reviews
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

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I think this is an amazing book. It is very well researched.Also there is is an extraordinary amount of facts about the French Revolution. I have read every one of his books however,this one is by far the best

Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Well researched and documented. I found it difficult to read, consulting dictionaries, and translating French words and phrases being only part of it. It seems to have been written for an audience ... Read full review

All 4 reviews »

Other editions - View all

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.

Bibliographic information