The Revolution in Provincial France
By (author) Alan I. Forrest
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Revolution in Provincial France by Alan I. Forrest
Book DescriptionThis book presents a provincial view of the French Revolution and assesses the experience of revolution across a broad swathe of south-western France, in an area which increasingly looked to Bordeaux as its capital city. Here the Revolution was not simply a pale reflection of events in Paris. Local conflicts and personal rivalries are vital to our understanding of the shape of events in the region, as are contrasting traditions of religious affiliation, peasant radicalism, and obedience to the state. The book examines the Revolution within a thematic framework, and discusses such aspects as the growth of a local political culture, the incidence of rural insurrection, religious responses to the Revolution, the chequered appeal of federalism, and the uneven experience of Terror and political repression.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198206163
(225mm x 144mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan I. Forrest
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The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars affected millions of people's lives across Europe and beyond. Yet the extent to which the constant warfare of the period 1792-1815 shaped everyday experience has been little studied. This volume of essays discusses the formative experience of these wars for men and women, as soldiers, citizens and civilians.
Paris, The Provinces and the French Revolution, Paperback (January 2004)
This book examines the effect of the French Revolution in the provinces, on the tensions between provincial interests and those of Paris, and the mediation of different political cultures, which ensured that provincial France contributed to the history of the Revolutionary years.
French Revolution, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by Alan I. Forrest
Divided into five sections, this book examines the ideals which informed the work of the revolutionaries and the process by which they sought to dismantle the ancient regime and build a new order in France.
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