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eBook The Terror : Civil War in the French Revolution ePub

by David Andress

  • ISBN: 0316861812
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: David Andress
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; First Edition edition (May 2005)
  • Pages: 448
  • ePub book: 1540 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1591 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 425

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The Terror was when the French Revolution went terribly wrong, and in this book, Andress puts together a detailed study of it. You can’t learn about the opening years of the revolution without addressing what happened next, and this book will set you up to read some of the (often odd).

The Terror was when the French Revolution went terribly wrong, and in this book, Andress puts together a detailed study of it. You can’t learn about the opening years of the revolution without addressing what happened next, and this book will set you up to read some of the (often odd) theories elsewhere. 12. of 12. From Deficit to Deluge: The Origins of the French Revolution by T. E. Kaiser. On this list, you’ll find Doyle’s book on the origins of the revolution, but if you want to move onto the modern state of the historiography this collection of essays is perfect.

The Terror in the French Revolution (Studies in European History)Paperback. Perhaps the most frightening passage of the book appears in the conclusion of the author's introduction.

The Terror: The Merciless War for Freedom in Revolutionary France. 1789: The Revolutions that Shook the World. The French Revolution and the People. The Terror: The Merciless War for Freedom in Revolutionary France.

Urgent questions emerge from Andress's trenchant reassessment: When is it right to arbitrarily detain those suspected of subversion?

In a remarkably vivid and page-turning work of history, he transports the reader from the pitched battles on the streets of Paris to the royal family's escape through secret passageways in the Tuileries palace, and across the landscape of the tragic last years of the Revolution. Urgent questions emerge from Andress's trenchant reassessment: When is it right to arbitrarily detain those suspected of subversion?

Andress is a French Revolution expert. Unfortunately the book that follows this doesn't address these ideas.

Andress is a French Revolution expert. In the author bio, The Terror is described as his first book for general readership. As a general reader, I can certainly vouch that! The thing I loved most about The Terror is how seriously it took its mission to guide me through the thickets of the past. The French Revolution was in many ways a Civil War. There was opposition to the Revolution in many areas of France, most particularly in the Vendee area (this constitutes the Loire and Nantes divisions of France). At no point does the author attempt to show how these occur short of telling the reader that they did occur.

The Terror: Civil War in the French Revolution. I found his allusions to the War on Terror to be obtuse and unsubstantiated. Of course, this is my personal taste as, with history, I only want the facts from a historian.

David Andress is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of The Terror: Civil War in the French Revolution, 1789: The Revolutions that Shook the World and Beating Napoleon. The French Revolution. One fee. Stacks of books.

The French Revolution marks the foundation of the modern political world. It was in the crucible of the Revolution that the political forces of conservatism, liberalism and socialism began to find their modern form, and it was the Revolution that first asserted the claims of universal individual rights, on which our current understandings of citizenship are based. The story of the Terror is a story of grand political pronouncements, uprisings and insurrections, but also a story of survival against hunger, persecution and bewildering ideological demands, a story of how a state, even with the noblest of intentions, can turn on its people and almost crush them.

David Andress' important new book is a major contribution in our efforts to rethink the French Revolution. It is also exceptionally well-written

David Andress' important new book is a major contribution in our efforts to rethink the French Revolution. It is also exceptionally well-written. In his analysis of movements and trends he never looses sight of the drama and tragedy, the extraordinary story of one of the great events in Western history' Timothy Tacket, author of BECOMING A REVOLUTIONARY AND WHEN THE KING TOOK FLIGHT.

The Terror by David Andress (Paperback, 2006). In this wholly definitive work, David Andress examines the The French Revolution: the birth of a new ideological age and the bloody emergence of Europe's first political terrorists.

The French Revolution marks the foundation of the modern political world. It was in the crucible of the Revolution that the political forces of conservatism, liberalism and socialism began to find their modern forms, and it was the Revolution that first asserted the claims of universal individual rights on which our current understandings of citizenship are based. But the Terror was, as much as anything else, a civil war, and such wars are always both brutal and complex. The guillotine in Paris claimed some 1500 official victims, but executions of captured counter-revolutionary rebels ran into the tens of thousands, and deaths in the areas of greatest conflict probably ran into six figures, with indiscriminate massacres being perpetrated by both sides. The story of the Terror is a story of grand political pronouncements, uprisings and insurrections, but also a story of survival against hunger, persecution and bewildering ideological demands, a story of how a state, even with the noblest of intentions, can turn on its people and almost crush them.