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Revolutionary Europe, 1783-1815 (1964)

by George Rudé

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    Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr (vguy)
    vguy: Centred on the one person, nonetheless this gives a much wider sense of the events and causes than managed by Rudé
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    Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama (vguy)
    vguy: Goes much deeper and gives the drama.
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A bit flat. Too short to cover such a big canvas adequately. Whole countries just appear like chess-pieces. the reader loses the sense of perspective and motive: "Russia did this Prussia did that". Despite Rudé's interest in the crowd and the underdog, they get little look-in.Scurr's book on Robespierre gives a much better picture of the effects of the mob and of the ideals that ran through the Revolution. Schama too, in a longer work, gives the atmosphere and the ideology due weight. ( )
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Europe, on the eve of the French Revolution, presented a picture of deep and varying contrasts - the contrast between the developed West and the undeveloped East; between the expansion of trade, industry and population and the relative stagnation of agriculture; and between the wide dissemination of news and ideas and the tenacious conservatism of social relations and political institutions.
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The new edition of this classic account of Revolutionary Europe brings to life many of the key issues that have fascinated historians since the fall of the Bastille and now includes a new introduction examining RudU's life and works and an updated list of readings.

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