The French Revolution

Pages: 192
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

The French Revolution

A Beginner's Guide

Peter Davies

Blending narrative with analysis, this book explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and the numbers requiring execution precipitated the invention of the guillotine. It considers the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in France.
Paperback
9781851686933 (1 Sep 2009)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and when even the efficient guillotine was unable to despatch enough "counter-revolutionaries" for the needs of the Terror. Davies brings the subject up to date by considering the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in today's France.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Dr Peter Davies is senior lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. His previous books include The Debate about the French Revolution and The Extreme Right in France: From de Maistre to Le Pen. He has also written about fascism, the far right, small-group teaching and learning, and the social history of cricket.