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Liberty or death : the French Revolution, Peter McPhee

Label
Liberty or death : the French Revolution
Title
Liberty or death
Title remainder
the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Peter McPhee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and sent shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of eighteenth-century France and Europe to create an entirely fresh account of the world's first great modern revolution: its origins, drama, complexity and significance. Was the Revolution a major turning point in French--even world--history, or was it instead a protracted period of violent upheaval and warfare that wrecked millions of lives? McPhee evaluates the Revolution within a genuinely global context: Europe, the Atlantic region, and even farther. He acknowledges the key revolutionary events that unfolded in Paris, yet also uncovers the varying experiences of French citizens outside the gates of the city: the provincial men and women whose daily lives were altered (or not) by developments in the capital. Enhanced with evocative stories of those who struggled to cope in unpredictable times, McPhee's deeply researched book investigates the changing personal, social and cultural world of the eighteenth century. His startling conclusions redefine and illuminate both the experience and the legacy of France's transformative age of revolution."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, Peter
Dewey number
944.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC148
LC item number
.M4535 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • France
Label
Liberty or death : the French Revolution, Peter McPhee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([434]-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Patchworks of power and privilege: France in the 1780s -- A world of intellectual ferment -- Mismanaging crisis, 1785-88 -- The people's revolution, 1789 -- Regenerating the nation, 1789-90 -- The revolution triumphant, 1790 -- Fracturing Christ's family: religious schism and the king's flight, 1790-91 -- Fear and fury, 1791-92, and a second revolution -- Republicans at the crossroads, 1792-93 -- Liberty or death: choosing sides in violent times, 1793 -- "Terror until the peace", July-October 1793 -- Saving a republic of virtue, October 1793-April 1794 -- Terror, victory and collapse, April-July 1794 -- Settling scores: the Thermidorian reaction, 1794-95 -- Men with a stake in society, 1795-97 -- The great nation and its enemies, 1797-99 -- The significance of the French Revolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 468 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300189933
Lccn
2015040677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300189933
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • ocn923796139
  • (OCoLC)923796139
Label
Liberty or death : the French Revolution, Peter McPhee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([434]-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Patchworks of power and privilege: France in the 1780s -- A world of intellectual ferment -- Mismanaging crisis, 1785-88 -- The people's revolution, 1789 -- Regenerating the nation, 1789-90 -- The revolution triumphant, 1790 -- Fracturing Christ's family: religious schism and the king's flight, 1790-91 -- Fear and fury, 1791-92, and a second revolution -- Republicans at the crossroads, 1792-93 -- Liberty or death: choosing sides in violent times, 1793 -- "Terror until the peace", July-October 1793 -- Saving a republic of virtue, October 1793-April 1794 -- Terror, victory and collapse, April-July 1794 -- Settling scores: the Thermidorian reaction, 1794-95 -- Men with a stake in society, 1795-97 -- The great nation and its enemies, 1797-99 -- The significance of the French Revolution
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 468 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300189933
Lccn
2015040677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300189933
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • ocn923796139
  • (OCoLC)923796139

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