The Fourteenth of July
And the Taking of the Bastille
By (author) Christopher Prendergast
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Fourteenth of July by Christopher Prendergast
Book DescriptionUsing contemporary accounts, often by eyewitnesses, Prendergast describes the Bastille prison, its reputation as France's most feared place of incarceration; its storming by the armed populace, and the momentous aftermath...And then richly and fascinatingly he shows how the celebration of this extraordinary day, truly one of those which have shaped the world, became part of the fabric of national life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861979391
(206mm x 144mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Christopher Prendergast
Christopher Prendergast has been Professor of Modern French Literature at Cambridge. He now lives at Mormoiron in Provence.
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