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Liberty or death : the French Revolution

McPhee, Peter, 1948-2016
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Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of 18th-century France and Europe to create an entirely fresh account of the world's first great modern revolution - its origins, drama, complexity and significance. Was the French Revolution a major turning point in French - even world - history, or was it instead a protracted period of violent upheaval and warfare that wrecked millions of lives? McPhee evaluates the Revolution within a global context - Europe, the Atlantic region and even farther - acknowledging the key revolutionary events that unfolded in Paris, yet also uncovering the varying experiences of French citizens outside the gates of the city: the provincial men and women whose daily lives were altered - or not - by developments in the capital.
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]©2016
xiii, 468 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 29 cm
9780300189933 (hbk)
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