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Short History of the French Revolution, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Jeremy D. Popkin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 4, 2009

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For courses on the French Revolution.

 

Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era offers a concise alternative to the longer texts geared to advanced study in the field. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted these event; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to recent scholarship in the field.

Table of Contents

PREFACE 


CHAPTER 1: THE ORIGINS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 
The Problems of the Monarchy 
The Failure of Reform 
Social Structure and Social Crisis 
The Third Estate 
The Lower Classes 
New Ideas and New Ways of Living
The Growth of Public Opinion 
Notes 

 

CHAPTER 2: THE COLLAPSE OF THE ABSOLUTE MONARCHY, 1787—1789 
The Prerevolution 
The Assembly of Notables 
From Failed Reforms to Revolutionary Crisis 
The Meeting of the Estates-General 
The Parliamentary Revolution 
The Storming of the Bastille 
Notes 

 

CHAPTER 3: THE REVOLUTIONARY RUPTURE, 1789—1790 
The Concept of Revolution 
The “Abolition of Feudalism” and the Declaration of Rights 
The October Days 
The Accomplishments of the National Assembly, 1789—1791 
The Constitutional Debates 
The Expropriation of Church Lands and the Assignats 
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy 
Notes 

 

CHAPTER 4: THE DEFEAT OF THE LIBERAL REVOLUTION, 1790—1792 
The New Political Culture 
The King’s Flight and the Crisis of 1791 
The End of the National Assembly 
The Legislative Assembly 
The Revolt in the Colonies and Unrest at Home 
The Move toward War 
The Impact of War 
The Overthrow of the Monarchy 
Emergency Measures and Revolutionary Government 
The Failure of the Liberal Revolution 
Notes 

 

CHAPTER 5: THE CONVENTION AND THE REPUBLIC, 1792—1794 
The Trial of the King  
 Mounting Tensions
The Victory of the Montagnards 
Terror Becomes the Order of the Day 
The Dictatorship of the Committee of Public Safety 
Revolutionary Culture 
The Radical Revolution and the Social Order 
The Great Terror and Thermidor 
The Revolution Victorious 
Thermidor 
Notes 

 

CHAPTER 6: THE RETURN TO ORDER, 1794—1799 
The “Bourgeois Republic” and the Search for Order 
The Thermidorian Reaction 
The Defeat of the Sans-Culottes 
Counterrevolution and the Constitution of 1795 
The Directory 
The Directory, Europe, and the Colonies 
The “Politics of the Balance” 
The “Second Directory” 
The Fall of the Directory 

 

CHAPTER 7: THE NAPOLEONIC CONSULATE, 1799—1804 
The Consul and the Consulate 
Napoleon’s Career 
The Institutions of the Consulate 
Consolidation of Power 
The Peace of Amiens and the Concordat 
Elements of Opposition 
Notes 

 

CHAPTER 8: THE NAPOLEONIC EMPIRE, 1804—1815 
The Resumption of War 
From Ulm to Tilsit 
The Continental System 
The Empire at Home 
Culture under the Empire 
The Social Bases of the Empire 
The Decline of the Empire 
The Invasion of Russia 
The Hundred Days 
Note 

 

CHAPTER 9: THE REVOLUTIONARY HERITAGE 
The Postrevolutionary Settlement 
State and Nation 
The Revolution’s Impact in the World 
The French Revolution as History 
The Jacobin Historical Synthesis 
The Revisionist Critique 
Postrevisionist Studies of the Revolution 
Notes 

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING 
Bibliographies, Journals, and General Reference Works 
Specialized Titles: Select Bibliography 

 

CHRONOLOGY OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 


INDEX 

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