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The Unseen Terror: The French Revolution in the Provinces
From the fall of the Bastille to the rise of Napoleon, Paris was the stage for most of the greatest crises of the French Revolution. Indeed, for many historians, the Revolution was a distinctly Parisian phenomenon, restricted to the galleries of the Tuileries and the chambers of the Jacobin Club. But Paris was only one setting for a national terror which was frequently and ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by I. B. Tauris
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I think the author had a great idea to write a book about the French Revolution, not from Paris perspective but that of provinces. While idea is great I don't think it was well executed. First of all the author focuses on one particular province. So if you expected to learn more about drownings at Nantes ( Carrier ) or about Lyon ( Fouche ) or Tallien ( Bordeaux ). You will be disappointed as I was. Also I often found myself being lost in the text. While I appreciate the effort of the author to ...more