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Summary The French Revolution è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Marie Antoinette Napoleon Louis XVI Robespierre Danton Mirabeau Marat Madame Roland's salon A passionate throng of Parisian artisans storming the Bastille A tide of ebullient social change through wars rio. Excellent account but my God the French Revolution was total merde and completely exhausting Frankly it s one damned thing after another each thing usually being hacked about and with bleeding orifices than the last one Hard to figure out who was left alive in Paris after 1795 fully functioning necks being a rare luxury There is the usual can t see the wood for the trees problem in this book as with most historiography I would moan that the participants in this dizzy dance of death should be grasped meaningfully than jargonny epithets like enrages Septembrists Dantonists Montagnards or Thermidoreans allow but I can t deny that the whole thing rattles along faster than a tumbril en route to the Place de la Chop Your Head Off and those tumbrils were fastMEMOInvite to dinner Danton He was a laughNot to invite to dinner Robespierre Unless you like lectures over the buttered trout Godhead you like lectures over the buttered trout

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Summary The French Revolution è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Established himself as a leading popular historian whose works reflect meticulous scholarship and has written than twenty five histories and biographies Married with three children he lives in Oxfordshire. The French Revolution was a time of great upheaval for France and its colonies It started with the storming of the Bastille on July 14 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascension of Napoleon Bonaparte The Days of the French Revolution starts with a brief overview of the reign of Louis XVI and ends with the rise of Bonaparte Pulling from many sources Hibbert brings this tumultuous period alive There is a lot of good information here but the arrogance of the author was a bit off puttingThis book is a little dry and assumes you know French terms and the French government during this period There is a glossary in the back that defines some of the terms but flipping back to the glossary made for a choppy read If the French Revolution is something you know little about which was the case for me I would not recommend starting with this book

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Summary The French Revolution è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ts beheadings betrayal conspiracy and murderCHRISTOPHER HIBBERT was born in Leicester in 1924 and educated at Radley and Oriel College Oxford Described by the New Statesman as a pearl of biographers he has. This book was disappointing I had expected given the positive reviews on Written for a general readership as an introduction and promising only to present the events and not an analysis of the Revolution the author spends untold pages narrating the most trivial matters describing tiny details of meetings and marches and then suddenly skips in a clause over the great issues of the day it is disorienting and ultimately not very informative Because the syntax and diction and even the punctuation are very British the book doesn t read as uickly as something like this deserves On the plus side the author presents a sympathetic and plausible account of the characters of Louis XVI and of Marie Antoinette as also of Danton who here greatly resembles the magnificent portrait of G rard Depardieu I suspect there are much better things out there even for an introductory book

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The French Revolution
  • Christopher Hibbert
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 9780688169787