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by Jeremy Popkin

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ISBN:
0131930370
Author:
Jeremy Popkin
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge; 4 edition (January 12, 2006)
Pages:
192 pages
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Rating:
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Jeremy Popkin gives a concise and surprisingly effective (almost) summary of the most tumultuous ten-year history in French history. Although the book is small in stature, it does a terrific job of introducing the reader to the major events that happened throughout the French Revolution.

Jeremy Popkin gives a concise and surprisingly effective (almost) summary of the most tumultuous ten-year history in French history. The book also cleverly explores the different and contradicting ways in which historians interpret and argue over the major historical event.

Jeremy D. Popkin, T. Marshall Hahn, J. professor of history at the University of Kentucky, is the author of books . I had to read this little book for a European History elective focused entirely on the French Revolution, and boy was it helpful. professor of history at the University of Kentucky, is the author of books on the history of the press during the French Revolution and on the revolutionary era in the French colonies. Terse, but concise, it highlights the most important occurrences and events that transpired during the years before, during, and shortly after the Revolution. Great read if you're interested in the subject matter.

Author Jeremy D. Popkin introduces readers to the major events that comprise the . Popkin introduces readers to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution, to the different ways in which historians have interpreted them, to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution, and to the latest methodological approaches.

Excellent engaging short history of the Revolution Great book on the French Revolution. Reads almost like a novel. Popkin does a wonderful job making the events very interesting.

Excellent engaging short history of the Revolution. Because it is short it helps me tie together loose ends in my knowledge of this period. I'm not a scholar who wants all the details. I wanted what this book gave me-a concise chronological story from 1789-1815 with an appropriate amount of analysis and reflection. It is written for the intelligent layman (me). Great book on the French Revolution. When reading this I could not help but think about the parallels between French society and contemporary society.

The book covers all aspects of the Revolution, including the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution, and its causes . Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

The book covers all aspects of the Revolution, including the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution, and its causes, events, and aftermath, to provide readers with a full, and yet concise, overview of the Revolution that helps them easily understand the key elements of the subject.

He concisely lays out the main reasons for the French Revolution, and the events that then unfolded. The book includes the seminal Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from 1789. One of the key documents of human history. American readers might note some possible influences of the American Declaration of Independence. However, unlike the American Revolution and its aftermath, the story in this book is far bloodier

Jeremy D. Popkin is the William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky, USA). In addition to his new comprehensive history, A New World Begins: The Story of the French Revolution, he has published Revolutionary News: The Press in France, 1789–1799, You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery, and History of Modern France. Popkin is Professor of History and Chair of the Department at the University of Kentucky

Jeremy D. Popkin is Professor of History and Chair of the Department at the University of Kentucky. He has published a number of books on French history and the history of the press, including The Right-Wing Press in France, 1792-1800 (1980), News and Politics in the Age of Revolution: Jean Luzac's "Gazette de Leyde" (1989), Revolutionary News: The Press in France, 1789-1799 (1990), A History of Modern France (1994). and A Short History of the French Revolution (1998)

This book confirms that Popkin is a master of the introductory synthesis.

This book confirms that Popkin is a master of the introductory synthesis.

Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era offers a concise alternative to the longer texts geared to advanced study in the field. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted these event; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to recent scholarship in the field.
  • Kinashand
The French Revolution is widely considered one of the watershed moments is Western history. Depending on your view, you can see it as the beginnings of liberal and democratic principles being championed, or you can see it as the end of the old regimes of monarchy and absolutism. Jeremy Popkin gives a concise and surprisingly effective (almost) summary of the most tumultuous ten-year history in French history.

Although the book is small in stature, it does a terrific job of introducing the reader to the major events that happened throughout the French Revolution. The book also cleverly explores the different and contradicting ways in which historians interpret and argue over the major historical event. The origins of the revolution, the bringing down of the monarchy, and the revolutionary heritage are brought to light and explored, and delves into a brief, but comprehensive overview of the ten-year period until 1799.

The book is made for an introduction only. If you want an in-depth look at the events that shaped and occurred during the French Revolution then you should look elsewhere. If you want something short and concise, yet informative, then by all means give this book a try.
  • snowball
I had to read this little book for a European History elective focused entirely on the French Revolution, and boy was it helpful. Terse, but concise, it highlights the most important occurrences and events that transpired during the years before, during, and shortly after the Revolution. Great read if you're interested in the subject matter.
  • Hiylchis
Easy to follow and interesting. Read for my French Revolution and Napoleon advanced seminar at NYU.
  • Dagdage
Really helpful for my son's college class on the French revolution.
  • Foxanayn
Good book, even though I didnt read the whole entire book because of lack of time :)
  • Ichalote
I'll make this short and sweet: If you are taking a graduate level course and can't remember anything about the French Revolution, this book's for you. If you want an introductory level text with short chapters, plenty of subtopics divided into easy to handle sections, you'll like this book. It also has an extremely helpful timeline. If you already know a lot about the French Revolution, I doubt you'd find this book to be "exciting".
  • Ckelond
Well easily explained
Great!