The Origins of the French Revolution, Paperback / softback Book

The Origins of the French Revolution Paperback / softback

Edited by Peter Robert Campbell

Part of the Problems in Focus series


The French Revolution, an event of world historical importance that gave birth to modern politics, has long been a subject of debate. Naturally, the question of its origins remains a key area of controversy. This collection of essays by a team of distinguished experts in the field offers original but approachable views and interpretations that will engage students and scholars alike. Each chapter contains new research and focuses upon a major strand of the present debate. The Origins of the French Revolution explores:- the process of decision-making- the financial crisis- the Paris parlement- pamphlet literature- the ideas of the Enlightenment- peasant involvement- the Estates General of 1789Chapters on art and theatre, on the development of cultural history, and the corrosive role of religious conflict upon the fabric of the monarchy ensure that stimulating new perspectives now form a key part of future discussion. A full introduction considers the nature of the debate and offers a thought-provoking interpretation of the crisis of the absolute monarchy that led to the collapse of state and society in the summer of 1789.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 384 pages, 384 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780333949719



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