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The Eve of the French Revolution

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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 20th 2012 by Auk Academic (first published 1892)
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Andaleeb
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
Erik Graff
Jan 29, 2016 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the French revolution
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Jim Gottreich's sophomore World History course may have been my introduction to historical scholarship in high school. It wasn't that he was so demanding. It was, I think, because he was so inspiring.

Jim was himself a graduate student when he taught a year at Maine Township High School South in conservative Park Ridge, Illinois. As such, he appreciated and represented higher standards than those regularly demanded of underclasspersons. One such standard was frank honesty. Jim did not subscribe t
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