Origins of the French Revolution

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NOTES

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE NOTES
AHR American Historical Review
AHRF Annales historiques de la Révolution française
Annales Annales: Economies, Sociétés, Civilisations
BIHR Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Econ.HR Economic History Review
EHR English Historical Review
Fr. Hist. St. French Historical Studies
J.Econ.Hist. Juournal of Economic History
JMH Journal of Modern History
PandP Past and Present
Rd'HMC Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine

NOTE TO INTRODUCTION
1.
L. Stone, The Causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642 ( London, 1972), 26.

NOTES TO CHAPTER
1.
G . Lfebvre, The Cominig of the French Revolution (paperback edn, New York, 1957), Introduction.
2.
For a survey of Marxist writings on this subject, see G. Ellis, The "Marxist Interpretation" of the French Revolution, EHR xciii ( 1978), 353-76.
3.
La Révolution française ( Peuples et Civilisations, vol. XIII) ( Paris, 1951), 1-2, 113-53. Eng. trans. ( London and New York, 1962-4).
4.
Notably, Les Paysans du Nord pendant la Rgvolution française, 2 vols ( Lille, 1924), (new edn, Paris, 1972), and La Grande Peur de 1789 ( Paris, 1932), Eng. trans. ( London, 1973). On the personality and influence of Lefebvre, see the commemorative issue of AHRF xxxii ( 1960), and the sketch in R. C. Cobb, A Second ldentity. Essays on France and Erench History ( Oxford, 1969).
5.
C. E. Labrousse, Esquisse du mouvement des prix et des revenus en France au XVIIIe siècle, 2 vols ( Paris, 1933); La Crise de l'économie française à fin de l'Ancien Régime et au début de la Révolution ( Paris, 1944).
6.
P. Gaxotte, La Réolution française ( Paris, 1928), Eng. trans. ( London, 1932);

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Prefatory Note vii
  • Contents *
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Writings on Revolutionary Origins Since 1939 3
  • 1 - The Classic Interpretation 5
  • 2 - Revisionism 10
  • 3 - Post-Revisionism 35
  • Part II - The Breakdown of the Old Regime 43
  • 4 - The Financial Crisis 45
  • 5 - The System of Government 54
  • 6 - Opposition 65
  • 7 - Public Opinion 76
  • 8 - Reform and its Failure, 1787-1788 91
  • Part III - The Struggle for Power 109
  • 9 - The Nobility 111
  • 10 - The Bourgeoisie 121
  • 11 - The Election Campaign, September 1788 to May 1789 131
  • 12 - The Economic Crisis 148
  • 13 - The Estates-General, May and June 1789 157
  • 14 - The People of Paris 166
  • 15 - The Peasantry 178
  • 16 - Conclusion: The New Regime and its Principles 189
  • Notes 197
  • Further Reading 226
  • Index of Authors Cited 229
  • General Index 233
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