There has never been agreement on how to understand the French Revolution, and probably never will be. It divided not only France, but all Europe, as soon as it began. The philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke, who had supported American independence, condemned it as something infinitely more dangerous, while his former friend, Thomas Paine, called for Britons to join the Franco-American tide of change. In this short guide, David Andress, drawing on the views of other leading historians, offers an erudite and succinct analysis of the causes, progress and legacy of one of the defining events of modern Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherConnell Guides
Number of pages135
ISBN (Print)978-1907776823
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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