Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: William Doyle
This Narrator: Suzanne Toren
This Publisher: Audible.com

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction by William Doyle

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

by William Doyle


Product Details

Author
Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
4 Hrs. 38 Min.
Share This

Description

William Doyle, the author of the classic text on the French Revolution, guides the reader through a historical event of such import and consequence that we are still living with its developments today. Beginning with a discussion of the familiar images of the French Revolution, Doyle continues on to a brief survey of the old regime and how it collapsed. Proceeding, Doyle elucidates how the revolution happened: why the revolutionaries quarreled with the king, the church and the rest of Europe, why this produced Terror, and finally how it accomplished rule by a general. This compelling Very Short Introduction looks at how the ancient regime that the revolution destroyed had become so entrenched and also examines cases in which revolutionary achievement failed to match ambition. Finally, Doyle explores the legacy of the revolution in the form of rationality in public affairs and responsible government, finishing his examination with a discussion as to why this event has been so controversial.


People Who Liked The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction Also Liked These Free Titles:
  Unmasking Stalin
by Robert Rand

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: July 2009
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T062109
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download