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
The writing is somewhat difficult. - Goodreads
I've always adored Simon Schama's storytelling. - Goodreads
Schama is an entertaining writer. - Goodreads
Great book and a superb writer. - Goodreads
... schama is a top notch history writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Grant - Goodreads

Rather than a modernizing revolution brought on by impersonal social forces, Schama shows a modernizing France where revolution was often about holding onto a paternalistic society and was determined ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pat Carson - Goodreads

I had no real knowledge of the timeline and history of the French Revolution - this title is a great place to start. Read full review

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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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