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The Eve of the French Revolution
A fascinating look at the state of Europe at the start of the French revolution in the 18th century, written by 19th century American historian Edward Jackson Lowell.
ebook, 373 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Auk Academic
(first published 1892)
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Feb 19, 2014 Andaleeb rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Nowadays I only read for pleasure. I can't say that reading this book was a pleasure but I am proud to have finished it . The writer dwells on the teachings of the great thinkers and philosophers of the time at great length. The prose is heavy , which is to be expected , considering the century it was written in. The only thinker that impressed me was Rousseau, despite his dogmatic views. The writer concludes that the French were/ are a great nation, their intentions aspirations were noble but n ...more