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Title The Oxford handbook of the French Revolution / edited by David Andress.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 683 pages ; 26 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series [Oxford handbooks]
Oxford handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Economic and demographic developments / Silvia Marzagalli -- The bourgeoisie, capitalism, and the origins of the French Revolution / Lauren R. Clay -- Nobility / Jay M. Smith -- The monarchy / Joël Félix -- Books, philosophy, enlightenment / Simon Burrows -- Tumultuous contexts and radical ideas (1783-89). The 'pre-Revolution' in a transnational perspective / Annie Jourdan -- The diplomatic origins of the French Revolution / Thomas E. Kaiser -- The view from above / John Hardman -- The view from below : the 1789 cahiers de doléances / Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire -- A social revolution? Rethinking popular insurrection in 1789 / Peter McPhee -- A personal revolution : National Assembly deputies and the politics of 1789 / Micah Alpaugh -- Sovereignty and constitutional power / Michael P. Fitzsimmons -- The new regime : political institutions and democratic practices under the constitutional monarchy, 1789-91 / Malcolm Crook -- Revolution and changing identities in France, 1787-1799 / Jeremy D. Popkin -- Religion and revolution / Edward J. Woell -- Urban violence in 1789 / D.M.G. Sutherland -- Revolution, race and slavery / Manuel Covo -- Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette / Ambrogio A. Caiani -- Emigration in politics and imaginations / Kirsty Carpenter -- Challenges in the countryside, 1790-2 / Noelle Plack -- Club, party and faction / Charles Walton -- Military trauma / Alan Forrest -- Politics and Insurrection : The Sans-culottes, The 'Popular Movement' and the People of Paris / David Andress -- War and Diplomacy (1792-1795) / Marc Belissa -- From Faction to Revolt / Paul R. Hanson -- What was the Terror? / Dan Edelstein -- terror and politics / Marisa Linton -- Reckoning with terror : retribution, redress, and remembrance in post-revolutionary France / Ronen Steinberg -- Jacobinism from outside / Mike Rapport -- Thermidor and the myth of rupture / Laura Mason -- The politics of public order, 1795-1802 / Howard G. Brown -- The new elites : questions about political, social and cultural reconstruction after the Terror / Jean-Luc Chappey -- Napoleon, The Revolution, and the empire / Philip Dwyer -- Lasting political structures / Isser Woloch --Lasting economic structures : successes, failures, and revolutionary political economy / Jeff Horn -- Did everything change? Rethinking revolutionary legacies / Jennifer Ngaire Heuer -- Global conceptual legacies / David A. Bell.
Summary The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of this epochal event. Each chapter presents the foremost summations of academic thinking on key topics, along with stimulating and provocative interpretations and suggestions for future research directions. Placing core dimensions of the history of the French Revolution in their transnational and global contexts, the contributors demonstrate that revolutionary times demand close analysis of sometimes tiny groups of key political actors - whether the king and his ministers or the besieged leaders of the Jacobin republic - and attention to the deeply local politics of both rural and urban populations. Identities of class, gender and ethnicity are interrogated, but so too are conceptions and practices linked to citizenship, community, order, security, and freedom: each in their way just as central to revolutionary experiences, and equally amenable to critical analysis and reflection. This volume covers the structural and political contexts that build up to give new views on the classic question of the 'origins of revolution'; the different dimensions of personal and social experience that illuminate the political moment of 1789 itself; the goals and dilemmas of the period of constitutional monarchy; the processes of destabilisation and ongoing conflict that ended that experiment; the key issues surrounding the emergence and experience of 'terror'; and the short- and long-term legacies, for both good and ill, of the revolutionary trauma - for France, and for global politics. --Provided by publisher.
Subject France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
Related Names Andress, David, 1969-
ISBN 0199639744
OCLC number 900912083