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The French Revolution : the fall of the monarchy
Dunn, John M., 1949-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Describes how the French Revolution replaced old social rules and regulations with new laws and methods of government and examines the impact of the revolt on the rest of the world's ruling regimes.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.0 6.0 66692.
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DC148 .D89 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Old Regime ruled France for centuries. Comprised of a monarchy, aristocracy, and high-ranking church officials, this tiny elite alone set the rules for Europe's most sophisticated nation. Corrupted by power and wealth, it also bestowed upon itself power, wealth, and privileges denied to the vast majority of France's 25 million people. But by the late eighteenth century, big trouble brewed for the Old Regime. Motivated by national bankruptcy, food shortages, widespread discontent, and an intellectual crusade known as the Enlightenment, the French people brought down the Old Regime. They also unleashed one of history's most violent revolutions--one that shook the world.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-After summarizing events from 1789 to Louis XVI's execution in 1793, Dunn examines why such events occurred, focusing on society, the Enlightenment, and, above all, the monarchy. The book then concludes with a look at the Revolution's impact. Black-and-white reproductions appear throughout. Unfortunately, Dunn makes major factual errors, and the text suffers from awkward writing and internal inconsistencies. Students are better off using Steven Otfinoski's interesting and thorough study, Triumph and Terror: The French Revolution (Replica, 1999).-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.