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A Social History of the French Revolution

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The revolutionary movement which began in 1787 disrupted every aspect of French society, rising to a pitch of such extreme violence that the effects are still felt in France today. The Revolution was the product of social tensions that developed throughout France in the second half of the eighteenth century. Norman Hampson analyses the nature of these social conflicts with

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Published March 31st 1963 by Routledge (first published January 28th 1963)
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Erik Graff
Jun 03, 2013 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of the French revolution
Recommended to Erik by: Walter Wallace
Shelves: history
During high school very few friends had access to automobiles. Walter Wallace, a year ahead of me, was an exception. One of two sons of a single mother, his was one of the poorer families in Park Ridge, but the exigencies of work required them to maintain a car. Walter, being the elder son, was the designated driver. Indeed, I never saw his mother run the thing--perhaps she'd never learned. In any case, he used it to drive her and himself back and forth from work, from shopping and errands. In w ...more
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May 05, 2013 Dana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great if you're looking for information, which I was. Not so great if you're looking for an interesting read.
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Norman Hampson was the Professor of History at the University of York from 1974 to 1989 and fellow of the British Academy in 1980. He specialised in the French Revolution and European Enlightenment. During the Second World War Hampson's service in the Royal Navy included two years as liaison officer with the Free French Navy.
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