Revolutionary France is a vivid narrative history. It is also a radical reinterpretation of the period, and testimony to the power both of ideas and of personality in movements of the past....
|Title||:||Revolutionary France 1770-1880|
|Number of Pages||:||392 Pages|
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Revolutionary France 1770-1880 Reviews
I got a goddamn headache everytime I picked up this ponderous Pantagruel of a book. Seriously, it's that good. Furet (or as Maurice called him, "Furry") is the only real authority on the period of the French Revolution (yes, he thinks it only ends in the Third Republic). Henri Ceinturer, author of "La Révolution odorante: flatulence et les francs-maçons au cours du premier empire" once challenged Furet's mastery of the subject...in public even! Furet repeatedly punched Ceinturer in the throat with a paperback copy of Blanc's "Pages de l'histoire de la révolution de 1848" in response.
I didn't actually read all of this book, only the chapters I needed for story research. May return to read the rest later; maybe not. I don't do well with detail-oriented, exhaustive historical tomes, no matter how engaging the subject.
This is an essential resource for anyone researching the period.