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Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle Read & Download The Oxford History of the French Revolution Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 law its about CRAZY HISTORICAL ADVENTURE AND DRAMA Its supposed to be like A Tale of Two Cities Madame Defarge the storming of the Bastille condemnatory knitting and the beheading of the Aristocracy which comprised about 1% of this book no mention of knitting I made it about 34 of the way through god knows why Oxford sucks

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Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle Read & Download The Oxford History of the French Revolution Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 judge that any But it gives a generally thorough overview of the French Revolution and interestingly its impact on the wider world Ireland and Poland both get mentions as being inspired by the Revolution itself during the Revolution and the rest of Europe by virtue of conuest with Latin America being mentioned in passing Haiti also gets a few mentions in terms of the uprising there inspired by the RevolutionI have two complaints one stylistic the other content The first is that some of the writing is a bit obscure in that sentences could definitely have been better formulated to avoid confusion The second is Doyle s attitude towards women On the first page he mentions an empty headed ueen and doesn t really walkabout Marie Antoinette much except in terms of being anti revolution On one of the last pages he mentions that euality between men and women was never going to be a thing despite women s contributions to the revolution which he s mentioned about once with the Women s March to Versailles which would be hard to avoid but there he talks about women pushing matters to extremes and Mme de Stael as Necker s busybody daughter and Theroigne de Mericourt and Olympe de Gouges and Claire Lacombe only once each I found this very disappointing Of course you can t mention everyone in one book but surely these women deserve than just the one line dismissal of their contributionsI would still recommend this a very good overview keeping in mind that no single book is going to be perfect

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Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle Read & Download The Oxford History of the French Revolution Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 take another 500 years to understand fully the conseuences of the Revolution the subject of hundreds if not thousands of histories and biographies No other single event in European history has been written about than the French Revolution according to Doyle mostly because its impact is still playing itself out today Indeed one of the most useful parts of the book first written to commemorate the 20oth anniversary of the destruction of the Bastille is Appendix III The Revolution and Its Historians which provides an exhaustive bibliographic essay on almost every aspect of the Revolution My Want To Read shelf has been updated accordinglyThe work is of a textbook albeit an excellent one than a sweeping dramatic narrative which is what I hoped to read I ve been spoiled by Robert A Caro and Edmund Morris The casual reader of history will likely not be interested for students and scholars on the other hand the book is essential reading As best I can tell Doyle is a post revisionist historian of the Revolution in that he emphasizes the cultural intellectual causes and conseuences rather than the economic social causes characteristic of classical eg Marxist authors He argues persuasively that the revolution created revolutionaries not the other way around which is significant because every revolution since Marxist or otherwise was created by revolutionaries not the other way around The French Revolution provided the slogans tactics and justifications for Mexican Bolshevik Chinese Cuban Vietnamese and many other revolutionaries Just as the Revolution created the first revolutionaries sorry Washington Franklin and Jefferson it also created the world s first counter revolutionaries p 408 The whole of Western politics has ever since been divided between those who see social change based on reason and individual freedom as possible and desirable liberal Enlightenment and those who see efforts to impose abstract notions of justice on an imperfect world as impractical and dangerous conservative reactionaries As even school children know the terms left and right originated in the Revolution and persist todayThe French Revolution also forced monarchy nobility Roman Catholicism autocracy and slavery into permanent defensiveness even if it didn t destroy them completely Contemporary critics of the Saudi monarchy are the descendants of French Jacobins By declaring popular sovereignty the Revolution heralded the centuries long uest for democracy as well as proliferating nationalism neither of which has unblemished records since 1789 Doyle notes the rise of popular forces with no interest in stability or social order p 444 as one product of the sans culottes in Paris a characterization I find perfectively descriptive of the Leave voters in the UK and Trump supporters in the United States Note demagoguery and civic irresponsibility is a feature of both Left and RightIn between revolutionaries and counter revolutionaries are anti revolutionaries those who are committed to the ideals of the Revolution and social change but not the policies promulgated by the various revolutionary regimes While many Frenchmen came to despise the violence and economic incompetence of Revolutionary leaders most overwhelmingly believed that restoration of the Ancien R gime was impossible and undesirable Which brings us to the Terror Counter revolutionaries believe that murder and mayhem are the concomitants of revolution and indeed the revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were invariably violent Revolutionaries on the other hand came to argue that violence is necessary and indeed justified because of the hostility of counter revolutionary forces not to mention the wars engendered by meddling foreign powers Resistance Doyle argues made the Revolution violent Anti revolutionaries on the other hand simply blame the person of Maximilien de Robespierre for the excesses of the Terror and skidding the Revolution off its rails Terror really wasn t necessaryBut the French Revolution changed so much than just all this As Doyle argues it ushered in the age of total war ultimately culminating in the bombing or Hiroshima the genocidal predations of World War II and unending civil wars in newly independent states Consider the Revolution produced mass conscription as well as voluntary military service income taxes professional militaries and unprecedented demands for unconditional surrender France s enemies on the Continent were forced to follow suit which reuired above all appeals to nationalism The result was civil war wars of national liberation and the destruction of Europe s four great empires at the end of World War I Russia Germany Austria Hungary and the Ottomans The age of absolute monarchs was gone for good only constitutional monarchies remain today except for a handful Saudi which as noted above face deep seated resentments and subversionAll of this doesn t even begin to describe much less explain the global upheaval of the French Revolution and its ongoing aftershocks I think in 500 years we may have a much better understanding of its true causes and conseuences Until then it will remain a fascinating and mysterious event for amateur historians such as myself


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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle 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

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    Free download The Oxford History of the French Revolution (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle 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 h

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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle Free download The Oxford History of the French Revolution 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 law its about CRAZY HISTORICAL ADVENTURE AND DRAMA Its supposed to be like A Tale of Two Cities Madame Defarge the storming

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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle William Doyle Î 4 review Free download The Oxford History of the French Revolution 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 take another 500 years to understand fully the conseuences of the Revolution the subject of hundreds i

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    Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle William Doyle Î 4 review Free download The Oxford History of the French Revolution 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 ab

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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle 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 the

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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle 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 judge that any But it gives a generally thorough overview of the French Revolution and interestingly its impact on the wider world; Ireland and Poland both get mentions as being inspired by the Revolution itself during the Revolution and the rest of Europe by virtue of c

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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle William Doyle Î 4 review Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle 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 However its thoroughness is the greatest strength of the book Although reading this book once hardly

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    (The Oxford History of the French Revolution) PDF KINDLE Ã William Doyle Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle Free download The Oxford History of the French Revolution 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 edit

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    Free download The Oxford History of the French Revolution Read ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î William Doyle William Doyle Î 4 review An excellent stab at one of the most complex events in world history the French Revolution which of course was actually a series of re

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  • Paperback
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  • The Oxford History of the French Revolution
  • William Doyle
  • English
  • 24 November 2020
  • 9780199252985