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The French Revolution

The French Revolution (Hardback)

By Andress, David

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In this miraculously compressed, incisive book David Andress argues that it was the peasantry of France who made and defended the Revolution of 1789. That the peasant revolution benefitted far more people, in more far reaching ways, than the revolution of lawyerly elites and urba...n radicals that has dominated our view of the revolutionary period. History has paid more attention to Robespierre, Danton and Bonaparte than it has to the millions of French peasants who were the first to rise up in 1789, and the most ardent in defending changes in land ownership and political rights. 'Those furthest from the centre rarely get their fair share of the light', Andress writes, and the peasants were patronised, reviled and often persecuted by urban elites for not following their lead. Andress's book reveals a rural world of conscious, hard-working people and their struggles to defend their ways of life and improve the lives of their children and communities.
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ISBN 9781788540070
Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
Publisher Head of Zeus
Format Hardback
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Series The Landmark Library (part: 19)
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ISBN-13 9781788540070
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Head of Zeus
Imprint Head of Zeus
Released 1 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Andress, David
Series The Landmark Library (part: 19)
Category Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 200mm
Dewey Code 944.04
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799, France - Social conditions - 18th century
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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