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A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

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From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world

The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts
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Hardcover, 640 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Basic Books
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Linda R,
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very well written and documented history of France through the turbulent and formative years of The French Revolution of the 18th century. It was exciting, thrilling even in places, to read but it has the seriousness of an academic work as well. It took me days to wade through the exercise but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I recommend this book.
Andrea
Popkin's lifetime of scholarship brings a richness and depth to material, that, for a former scholar of the 18th century like myself, I thought I knew inside out. Because of his knowledge of Haitian history and his use of new understandings of disease, health and history, Popkin shed light on the French Revolution and its place in the history of ideas that was totally new to me. An amazing work of scholarship. Reasonably accessible to the general reader but the detail might seem a little ...more
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