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The French Revolution and what went wrong, Stephen Clarke

Label
The French Revolution and what went wrong
Title
The French Revolution and what went wrong
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Clarke
Title variation
French Revolution
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Legend has it that, in a few busy weeks in July 1789, a despotic king, his freeloading wife, and a horde of over-privileged aristocrats, were displaced and then humanely dispatched. In the ensuing years, we are told, France was heroically transformed into an idyll of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité. In fact, as Stephen Clarke argues in his informative and eye-opening account of the French Revolution, almost all of this is completely untrue. In 1789 almost no one wanted to oust King Louis XVI, let alone guillotine him. While the Bastille was being stormed by out-of-control Parisians, the true democrats were at work in Versailles creating a British-style constitutional monarchy. The founding of the Republic in 1792 unleashed a reign of terror that caused about 300,000 violent deaths. And people hailed today as revolutionary heroes were dangerous opportunists
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1958-
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Clarke, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 944'.04
  • 944'.04
  • 944'.04
  • 944'.04
  • 944.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • History
Label
The French Revolution and what went wrong, Stephen Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781780895512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 572 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780895512
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The French Revolution and what went wrong, Stephen Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781780895512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 572 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780895512
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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