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Title:
Questions of the French Revolution : a historical overview
Author:
Solé, Jacques.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Révolution en questions. English
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
xvii, 316 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Translation of: La Révolution en questions.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780679725633

9780394580012
Format :
Book

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Summary

In a straightforward question-and-answer format, Sole (U. of Social Sciences, Grenoble) provides an overview of the Revolution's origins, development, and effects, as well as the arguments that have raged about these issues. The foreword is by Eugen Weber, the translation by Shelley Temchin. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Amid the flood of scholarship and controversy released for the bicentennial of the French Revolution, this solid study stands as a balanced guide. In 12 chapters titled as questions to address the causes, events, and effects of the Revolution, Sole offers an overview of current scholarship. Stressing the continuity of life from the former regime as well as the class and regional diversity of the revolutionary experience, current ``state-of-the-art'' scholarship relies heavily on the research of English and American scholars led by Alfred Cobban. Sole concludes that the French Revolution ``is at the root of our world today,'' as its heirs seek to complete the unfinished tasks implicit in the revolutionary ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity. This book is indispensable. For informed laypersons as well as specialists.-- William C. McCully Jr., Park Ridge P.L., Ill. correction: John J. Robinson's Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, re viewed in LJ 12/89, and published by Evans is distributed by Little, not Holt. We apolo gize for the error. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.