The French Revolution and Napoleon: A Sourcebook

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CONTENTS
List of illustrationsxi
About the editorsxii
Prefacexiii
A note on the Revolutionary Calendarxv
Chronologyxvi
1 The Ancien Régime challenged 1
Lamoignon on the principles of the French monarchy, 19 November 1787 1
'Memoir of the princes of the blood', 1788 2
Extract from Sieyès's What is the Third Estate?, January 1789 3
Cahiers de doléances, province of Berry, spring 1789 5
The First Estate of Bourges5
The Second Estate of Berry7
The Third Estate of Berry9
The parish of Levet11
The parish of Marcilly12
Cahier de doléances, Parisian flower sellers, spring 1789 13
2 Revolutionary action 16
The Tennis Court Oath, 20 June 1789 16
The storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789 18
The killing of Bertier and Foulon, 22 July 1789 19
Arthur Young in France, July 1789 21
The Great Fear: letter from the steward of the Duke of Montmorency, 2 August 1789 22
3 Creating a regenerated France 24
The August 1789 decrees on feudalism 24

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations xi
  • Preface xiii
  • A Note on the Revolutionary Calendar xv
  • Chronology xvi
  • 1 - The Ancien Régime Challenged 1
  • 2 - Revolutionary Action 16
  • 3 - Creating a Regenerated France 24
  • 4 - Exclusions and Inclusions 35
  • 5 - The Church and the Revolutionary State 43
  • 6 - Monarchy and Revolution 51
  • 7 - The Revolution at War 60
  • 8 - The End of the Monarchy 68
  • 9 - The Peasantry and the Rural Environment 80
  • 10 - A New Civic Culture 84
  • 11 - The Republic at War 90
  • 12 - Revolt in the Vendée 97
  • 13 - The Terror at Work 103
  • 14 - The Thermidorian Reaction 115
  • 15 - The Directory 121
  • 16 - Bonaparte 128
  • 17 - Law and Order 140
  • 18 - Rule by Plebiscite 149
  • 19 - Governing the Empire 155
  • 20 - Resistance and Repression 169
  • 21 - The Russian Catastrophe 175
  • 22 - Collapse 187
  • 23 - The Hundred Days 193
  • 24 - French Men and Women Reflect 202
  • Index 209
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