Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (Compact Disc)

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From one of the truly preeminent historians of our time, this is a landmark book chronicling the French Revolution. Simon Schama deftly refutes the contemporary notion that the French Revolution represented an uprising of the oppressed poor against a decadent aristocracy and corrupt court. He argues instead that the revolution was born of a rift among the elite over the speed of progress toward modernity and science, social and economic change. Schama's approach, weaving in and out of private and public lives in the fashion of a novel, brings us closer than we have ever been to the harrowing and seductive French Revolution.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781455137664
ISBN-10: 1455137669
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: May 20th, 2012
Language: English