The Paris Commune 1871, Paperback Book

The Paris Commune 1871 Paperback

Part of the Turning Points series


The Paris Commune was the biggest and last popular revolution in western Europe - ending the cycle of revolutions that started in 1789.

The Parisians, reeling from defeat in the Franco-Prussian War set up their own revolutionary administration.

Government troops eventually retook the city and took a terrible revenge: thousands died in the bloodbath that followed.

The short-lived Commune and its repression cast a long shadow.

It exposed deep divisions in French society and became a potent inspiration for the radical left.

This stirring new study written with great zest, and a vivid sense of time and place lets the reader experience these tumultuous events at first hand and provides a comprehensive synthesis of recent research in both French and English.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780582309036

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