By Peter McPhee
A better half to the French Revolution includes twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, improvement, and impression of this nice turning-point in sleek history.
• Examines the origins, improvement and influence of the French Revolution
• gains unique contributions from top historians, together with six essays translated from French.
• provides a wide-ranging review of present ancient debates at the revolution and destiny instructions in scholarship
• offers both thorough therapy to either explanations and results of the French Revolution
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Who indeed was affected by the new ideas, methods, discourses, and practices of the Enlightenment? Even for Mornet the answer to the question could not be limited to the diffusion of texts like the Social Contract, the Spirit of the Laws, or the Encyclopedia, in other words to the corpus of major enlightened texts by its principal exponents, such as Locke, Fénelon, Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Diderot, d’Holbach, the marquis de Mirabeau, and Buffon, to name but a few. Such texts were costly and were mainly available to the social elite who engaged in polite discussion in Academies (Roche 1998).
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A Companion to the French Revolution by Peter McPhee