logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

The French Revolution, Hardback Book

The French Revolution Hardback

Part of the The Landmark Library series

Description

A short, brilliant and controversial new interpretation of arguably the most important revolution of all time: the event that made the rights of man and the demand for liberty, equality and fraternity central to modern politics.

Part of the stunning Landmark Library series. In this miraculously compressed, incisive book David Andress argues that it was the peasantry of France who made and defended the Revolution of 1789.

That the peasant revolution benefitted far more people, in more far reaching ways, than the revolution of lawyerly elites and urban radicals that has dominated our view of the revolutionary period. History has paid more attention to Robespierre, Danton and Bonaparte than it has to the millions of French peasants who were the first to rise up in 1789, and the most ardent in defending changes in land ownership and political rights. 'Those furthest from the centre rarely get their fair share of the light', Andress writes, and the peasants were patronised, reviled and often persecuted by urban elites for not following their lead. Andress's book reveals a rural world of conscious, hard-working people and their struggles to defend their ways of life and improve the lives of their children and communities.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 35 integrated colour
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: French Revolution
  • ISBN: 9781788540070

Other Formats

£18.99

£14.49

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by David Andress   |  View all

Also in the The Landmark Library series   |  View all