By (author) David Andress
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Terror by David Andress
Book DescriptionThe French Revolution marks the foundation of the modern political world. It was in the crucible of the Revolution that the political forces of conservatism, liberalism and socialism began to find their modern form, and it was the Revolution that first asserted the claims of universal individual rights, on which our current understandings of citizenship are based. But the Terror was, as much as anything else, a civil war, and such wars are always both brutal and complex. The guillotine in Paris claimed some 1,500 official victims, but executions of captured counter-revolutionary rebels ran into the tens of thousands, and deaths in the areas of greatest conflict probably ran into six figures, with indiscriminate massacres being perpetrated by both sides. The story of the Terror is a story of grand political pronouncements, uprisings and insurrections, but also a story of survival against hunger, persecution and bewildering ideological demands, a story of how a state, even with the noblest of intentions, can turn on its people and almost crush them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349115887
(198mm x 132mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Andress
Connell Guide to the French Revolution, Paperback (March 2016)
Guide books for A Level History students as well as readers in general
Beating Napoleon, Paperback (June 2015)
An extraordinarily gripping narrative of how Britain, seemingly on the ropes after losing control of America, built the military and naval might to defeat Napoleon -- and in doing so transformed her destiny.
Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution, Hardback (February 2015)
Brings together a sweeping range of expert and innovative contributions to offer engaging and thought-provoking insights into the history and historiography of the French Revolution, particularly its legacies in transnational and global contexts.
Savage Storm, Hardback (September 2012)» View all books by David Andress
An extraordinarily gripping narrative of how Britain, seemingly on the ropes after losing control of America and growing internal dissent - built the military and naval might to defeat Napoleon -- and in doing so transformed her destiny
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Author Biography - David Andress
David Andress is a leading scholar of the French Revolution and an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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