(kindle) The Oxford History of the French Revolution ↠ William Doyle



10 thoughts on “The Oxford History of the French Revolution

  1. says:

    British academic writing at its best for me Doyle takes an obviously enormous subject and sets it out in clear economical and often wryly funny prose and manages to make it readable concise and as thorough as an introductory volume is going to get You do not need any prior knowledge of the French Revolution to

  2. says:

    I read this because I was taking a college class on the French Revolution and Napoleon although it was not assigned reading This seems to be a pretty comprehensive history of the French Revolution I particularly liked the first chapter giving a wide survey of the conditions in France pre Revolution and the concluding chapter that analyzes the impact of the Revolution and the lasting effects it had on French society Despite being

  3. says:

    for some reason i wanted to know about the french revolution But i didn't want to know about the COUNTLESS PARLIAMENTS and CONSTITUTIONAL DRAFTS or WHATEVER ELSE WHAT HAVE YOU POLITICAL NONSENSE A revolution is not about l

  4. says:

    Zhou Enlai was famously misinterpreted when asked by an American diplomat about the implications of the French revolution by responding It is too soon to tell Foreign minister Zhou was referring to the 1968 street demonstrations in Paris not the French Revolution or the Paris Commune of 1871 Nevertheless the misuote is apt It may ta

  5. says:

    I didn't read this out of personal choice but was taking a college course on the French Revolution It is a good introductory volume for anyone wanting to dig further into the revolution William Doyle is obviously very knowledgeable about this subject thus creating a good scholarly piece Although I'm personally not interested in this sect of history I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to learn about this time

  6. says:

    Published during its bicentenary this book is an excellent history of the French Revolution from a British perspective In fact the author the English historian William Doyle is also one of the most illustrious representative of the revisionist trendPacked full with details in about 400 pages he offers a portrait of France back then before tackling how events unfolded the various factors that not only kickstarted it but most importantly thre

  7. says:

    Overall this is a very readable book about the French Revolution I'm not sure it would work for the complete novice because I'm not so I can't

  8. says:

    The author does a very bad job of keeping the narrative clear and driving forward It's often difficult to read and difficult to keep track of all the different political bodies within and without France during the French Revolution

  9. says:

    This book from one of the leading revisionist historians of the French Revolution has received high praise from a number of historians and news

  10. says:

    An excellent stab at one of the most complex events in world history the French Revolution which of course was actually a series of revolutions concatenated by historians The best part of the book is the end in which the author assesses the essence and legacy of the French Revolutions in clear and compelling ter

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This second edition of the most authoritative and comprehensive history of the French Revolution draws on a wealth of new research in order to reassess the greatest of all revolutions It includes a generous chronology of events and an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination of the historiography of the Revolution Beginning with the acce. I read this because I was taking a college class on the French Revolution and Napoleon although it was not assigned reading This seems to be a pretty comprehensive history of the French Revolution I particularly liked the first chapter giving a wide survey of the conditions in France pre Revolution and the concluding chapter that analyzes the impact of the Revolution and the lasting effects it had on French society Despite being a general history it is at times uite insightfulHowever while the content is good the style is less so Parts of the book make for really good reading while others seem to drag There are a great many overlong paragraphs Part of the narrative is chronological and part is in parallel this can be a useful focus but at times makes understanding the order of events confusing The Revolution also had a complicated cast of characters that Doyle is unable to prevent from becoming confusing though I suspect this would be a difficult task for anyoneA good but at times difficult book fullmetal-alchemist-fullmetal-edition-vol-3 comprehensive history of the French Revolution draws on a wealth of new research in order to reassess the greatest of all revolutions It includes a generous puzzle-baron-s-logic-puzzles-hours-of-brain-challenging-fun chronology of events and an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination of the historiography of the Revolution Beginning with the acce. I read this because I was taking a l-image-de-la-cit-eacute college dragon-soul-cobalt-dragons-book-3-english-edition class on the French Revolution and Napoleon although it was not assigned reading This seems to be a pretty the-god-code-the-secret-of-our-past-the-promise-of-our-future comprehensive history of the French Revolution I particularly liked the first the-columbian-exchange-biological-and-cultural-consequences-of-1492-30th-anniversary-edition chapter giving a wide survey of the josephine-a-life-of-the-empress conditions in France pre Revolution and the spare-parts-four-undocumented-teenagers-one-ugly-robot-and-the-battle-for-the-american-dream concluding liar-s-poker-rising-through-the-wreckage-on-wall-street chapter that analyzes the impact of the Revolution and the lasting effects it had on French society Despite being a general history it is at times uite insightfulHowever while the character-is-destiny content is good the style is less so Parts of the book make for really good reading while others seem to drag There are a great many overlong paragraphs Part of the narrative is val-eacute-rian-tome-3-pays-sans-eacute-toiles-le chronological and part is in parallel this intermittent-fasting-for-women-the-practical-essentials-for-achieving-lasting-weight-loss-and-health-results-with-intermittent-fasting can be a useful focus but at times makes understanding the order of events introducing-statistics-a-graphic-guide-introducing-eileen-magnello-borin-van-loon-amazon-com confusing The Revolution also had a calendario-rom-aacute-nico-2019-mesa complicated terror-on-the-titanic-choose-your-own-adventure-24 cast of elon-musk-tesla-paypal-spacex-l-entrepreneur-qui-va-changer-le-monde-edition-enrichie characters that Doyle is unable to prevent from becoming destinations-of-a-lifetime-225-of-the-world-s-most-amazing-places confusing though I suspect this would be a difficult task for anyoneA good but at times difficult book

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The Oxford History of the French Revolution

Only for the ruling orders but for millions of ordinary people all over Europe who paid the price for the destruction of the old political order and the struggle to establish a new one Highly readable and meticulously researched The Oxford History of the French Revolution will provide new insight into one of the most important events in European histo. This book from one of the leading revisionist historians of the French Revolution has received high praise from a number of historians and newspapers saying it s the most authoritative and comprehensive history of the French Revolution That it may be however the book has a number of opportunities for improvement in its next edition1 Many passages and phrases are in French and beg immediate translation2 The author has a tendency to expand upon interesting but less important facts to the detriment of flow3 Characters are briefly introduced then show up in snippets many pages later which for full comprehension of the points made either reuires the reader to have a than fairly good memory or freuently access the index Thus it s often uite a challenge to connect the dots of information sprinkled throughout the book4 Some characters are included in the index only to have the briefest of descriptions Eg on page 422 this is the only information one finds about Mmm de Sta l in a somewhat difficult to follow sentence Meanwhile whereas at the highest level the closet sic influence of political wives like Mme Roland and Mme Talien or Necker s busybody daughter Mme de Sta l continued the well established traditions of the old regime the unprecedented atmosphere of early revolutionary Paris threw up new and unusual figures 5 One finds a number of nonparallelisms throughout the book Eg most of the time there is no line separation between paragraphs however without apparent reason this is not always the case As well many paragraphs are uite lengthy At random I found one that goes on for four pages6 While some subjects receive great coverage others such as the Storming of the Bastille are very uickly glossed over Eg the suggestion is made that the Storming was part of a continued search for armaments Actually the crowd had already collected some 30000 muskets What they were hoping to obtain at the Bastille was gunpowder and ammunition7 The book contains relatively few illustrations with opportunities for a picture is worth a thousand words on a number of blank pages8 The book contains no Bibliography The combination of its mostly chronological listing of historians and it Notes section is a somewhat inadeuate substituteThe book does contain at least for me a lot of Wow I didn t know that s Just one example the Girondins went to guillotine singing the Marseillaise As well the author provides a fairly good listing of the factors as to end of the Terror with the Thermidorian Reaction This listing includes external factors reducing the need for drastic measures such as the guillotine to suppress traitors to end the war 1 On 1 June 1794 the British failure to prevent a major grain convey from arriving from America 2 Also in this same naval battle the Glorious First of June the British sinking of the French ship Vengeur du Peuple was spun not as a total defeat but an example of heroic defense with its crew going down with the ship rather than surrender Actually the kind British were able to rescue only half the crew before it sank 3 On 26 June 1794 importantly came the victory at the Battle of Fleurus which removed the last Austrian threat and opened the way for a renewed invasion of BelgiumBottom line as a fellow author I d say the book is an excellent informative read with opportunities for improvement in its next edition liar-s-poker-rising-through-the-wreckage-on-wall-street comprehensive history of the French Revolution That it may be however the book has a number of opportunities for improvement in its next edition1 Many passages and phrases are in French and beg immediate translation2 The author has a tendency to expand upon interesting but less important facts to the detriment of flow3 Characters are briefly introduced then show up in snippets many pages later which for full character-is-destiny comprehension of the points made either reuires the reader to have a than fairly good memory or freuently access the index Thus it s often uite a val-eacute-rian-tome-3-pays-sans-eacute-toiles-le challenge to intermittent-fasting-for-women-the-practical-essentials-for-achieving-lasting-weight-loss-and-health-results-with-intermittent-fasting connect the dots of information sprinkled throughout the book4 Some introducing-statistics-a-graphic-guide-introducing-eileen-magnello-borin-van-loon-amazon-com characters are included in the index only to have the briefest of descriptions Eg on page 422 this is the only information one finds about Mmm de Sta l in a somewhat difficult to follow sentence Meanwhile whereas at the highest level the calendario-rom-aacute-nico-2019-mesa closet sic influence of political wives like Mme Roland and Mme Talien or Necker s busybody daughter Mme de Sta l terror-on-the-titanic-choose-your-own-adventure-24 continued the well established traditions of the old regime the unprecedented atmosphere of early revolutionary Paris threw up new and unusual figures 5 One finds a number of nonparallelisms throughout the book Eg most of the time there is no line separation between paragraphs however without apparent reason this is not always the elon-musk-tesla-paypal-spacex-l-entrepreneur-qui-va-changer-le-monde-edition-enrichie case As well many paragraphs are uite lengthy At random I found one that goes on for four pages6 While some subjects receive great destinations-of-a-lifetime-225-of-the-world-s-most-amazing-places coverage others such as the Storming of the Bastille are very uickly glossed over Eg the suggestion is made that the Storming was part of a ba-bauhaus continued search for armaments Actually the 2018-2019-daily-planner-get-shit-done-18-month-planner-july-2018-ndash-december-2019-8-rdquo-x10-rdquo crowd had already la-franc-ma-ccedil-onnerie collected some 30000 muskets What they were hoping to obtain at the Bastille was gunpowder and ammunition7 The book didn-t-see-it-coming contains relatively few illustrations with opportunities for a picture is worth a thousand words on a number of blank pages8 The book mighty-mighty-construction-site contains no Bibliography The best-of-the-best-from-hawaii-cookbook-selected-recipes-from-hawaii-s-favorite-cookbooks-best-of-the-best-state-cookbook-series combination of its mostly the-power-of-broke-how-empty-pockets-a-tight-budget-and-a-hunger-for-success-can-become-your-greatest-competitive-advantage chronological listing of historians and it Notes section is a somewhat inadeuate substituteThe book does she-made-a-monster-how-mary-shelley-created-frankenstein contain at least for me a lot of Wow I didn t know that s Just one example the Girondins went to guillotine singing the Marseillaise As well the author provides a fairly good listing of the factors as to end of the Terror with the Thermidorian Reaction This listing includes external factors reducing the need for drastic measures such as the guillotine to suppress traitors to end the war 1 On 1 June 1794 the British failure to prevent a major grain the-natural-soap-making-book-for-beginners-do-it-yourself-soaps-using-all-natural-herbs-spices-and-essential-oils-english-edition convey from arriving from America 2 Also in this same naval battle the Glorious First of June the British sinking of the French ship Vengeur du Peuple was spun not as a total defeat but an example of heroic defense with its Alchemical Studies Collected Works 13 crew going down with the ship rather than surrender Actually the kind British were able to rescue only half the the-business-side-of-medicine-what-medical-schools-don-t-teach-you crew before it sank 3 On 26 June 1794 importantly the-campaigns-of-alexander-penguin-classics came the victory at the Battle of Fleurus which removed the last Austrian threat and opened the way for a renewed invasion of BelgiumBottom line as a fellow author I d say the book is an excellent informative read with opportunities for improvement in its next edition

Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ William Doyle

Ssion of Louis XVI in 1774 leading historian William Doyle traces the history of France through revolution terror and counter terror to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802 along the way analyzing the impact of these events in France upon the rest of Europe He explores how a movement which began with optimism and general enthusiasm soon became a tragedy not. I didn t read this out of personal choice but was taking a college course on the French Revolution It is a good introductory volume for anyone wanting to dig further into the revolution William Doyle is obviously very knowledgeable about this subject thus creating a good scholarly piece Although I m personally not interested in this sect of history I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to learn about this time period and the events surrounding the French Revolution