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People's History of the French Revolution

by Eric Hazan
Verso Books

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 432 pp.
Size: 6.50 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9781781685891
TB Code: 1807093
Availability: 496 in stock

The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat—the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative minds, a cautionary tale.

The People’s History of the French Revolution is a vivid retelling of events, bringing them to life with a multitude of voices. Only in this way, by understanding the desires and demands of the lower classes, can the revolutionary bloodshed and the implacable will of a man such as Robespierre be truly understood.