The Road to 1789

The Road to 1789

From Reform to Revolution in France

Book - 1992
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The subject of the origins of the French Revolution is one of the most important and controversial themes in European history.   This fresh critical appraisal begins with a masterly exposition and assessment of recent scholarly debate on the subject, followed by a lucid analysis, supported by documentary evidence, of the multiple stresses which undermined the Old Regime.   The author concludes that a revolution was unavoidable because the Old Regime was incapable of reforming fundamental defects in its political structures, but it was the contingent circumstances of 1788-9 that made the Revolution unexpectedly radical.
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1992.
ISBN: 9780708311448
070831144X
Branch Call Number: 944. 04 TEM
Characteristics: vii, 122 p. ; 22 cm.

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