The French Revolution, 2nd edition

Class War or Culture Clash?
Author(s): 
Blanning, T.C.W.
ISBN: 
0333670647
Date published: 
November 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£6.99
Pages: 
96

Reviews of the first edition:'Lucid and brilliant.' - Teaching History'A brilliant summation of the debate and itself a major contribution to revisionism.' - Professor Colin Jones Reviews of the first edition: 'Lucid and brilliant' - Teaching History 'A brilliant summation of the debate and itself a major contribution to revisionism' - Professor Colin Jones Few historical events have inspired so much controversy and debate as the French Revolution. The origins, nature and effects of the Revolution have been the themes of a voluminous literature, especially since the 1950s, and there has been sharp disagreement among historians about them. This book discusses the present state of the controversy and provides detailed suggestions for further reading. Professor Blanning explains the different interpretations advanced by Marxist, revisionist and post-revisionist historians in order to provide students with access to the literature and to help them to form their own views.