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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 politWritten 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....

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ISBN : 9780130600325
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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A Short History of the French Revolution Reviews

  • Alan
    2018-12-03 01:03

    If you're looking for good political/social/economic info on the French Revolution - this is a great book to have. If you're doing research on the political/social economic situation - then get this book!!! If you're looking for details of the revolutionary and napoleonic wars - then skip this book. If you're looking for exciting narrative and drama - again, skip this book. Me - I prefer a little drama and excitement in my reading material - like you'll find with some other books (see Walter Lord, Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, etc) - but I'm glad I read this book.

  • Jo
    2018-12-12 23:47

    It took me all semester (which, I guess, is kind of the point), and there were lots of bits that I never would have remembered were it not for the classroom discussions, but it was well written (for a history text) and it was quite helpful in my quest to not flunk the darn class. It's an excellent textbook to not read for half the semester and then have to catch up in, unlike the 1,500-page tomes most commonly associated with history classes.

  • Jane
    2018-11-27 19:41

    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). So I'm glad I found it. (I'm also glad that I don't have to take a test on it--I could just read it for fun.)

  • maryann
    2018-12-03 16:42

    this was my first exposure to the french revolution, so i don't have a point of comparison, but i found this book to be very informative and seemingly neutral. it was short enough that i was generally able to keep a good sense of the timeline of the various events. i thought it gave a good overview and raised some interesting thinking points.

  • Katerina
    2018-12-13 00:00

    A Short History of the French Revolution does a remarkable job of summarizing the complexities of the French Revolution and Napoleon's reign in 150 pages. There were a few places that the events were hard to follow, but on a whole, Popkin does an excellent job. I used this book as an overview and delved deeper into some key events with other books. This approach worked well for me.

  • David
    2018-11-14 20:40

    After you read this book you see the passion and capabilities the French had about their government and standing in the world, about taking care of themselves because they had to. You compare that to today and it just makes you sad to see what the French have become. Fuck the French.

  • Jeremy Wilson
    2018-12-08 17:54

    Great book on the French Revolution. Reads almost like a novel. Popkin does a wonderful job making the events very interesting. When reading this I could not help but think about the parallels between French society and contemporary society. Neofeudalism anyone?

  • David
    2018-12-03 18:37

    I have read two of the earlier editions of this book, which is edition #5. There probably isn't a better, more concise (145 pages) introduction to the first great social revolution. A great, fast, historical read.

  • Tim Evans
    2018-12-12 19:02

    Surprisingly good and basic account. Tells you all you need to know.

  • Rich
    2018-11-21 20:03

    In only 163 pages, Popkin does an excellent job of capturing the essential facts of this complex, turbulent period. A very useful resource.

  • David
    2018-12-10 20:02

    Want to find out where modern social revolutions got their start? Here it is in less than 200 pages!

  • Sarah
    2018-12-06 18:42

    a good, concise overview of one of most important events in history. i read it as a primer before reading more, and i'm very glad i did.

  • Dagoberto
    2018-12-11 23:55

    Pretty gewd.

  • Katie (Beveroth) Rider
    2018-12-04 19:43

    Although short, I still found this rendition of the French Revolution a little too dry. The FR has such potential to be an exciting reading, but I don't feel like this work does it justice.