A History of Modern France - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS
EDITORIAL FOREWORD7
I. THE OLD RÉGIME9
1. The Death of the Grand Monarch9
2. The Regent Fails to Put the Clock Back16
3. Fleury and National Recovery27
4. Prosperity and Poverty36
5. Disorder at Home49
6. Defeat Abroad64
II. THE AGE OF REFORM79
1. The Revolution in Ideas79
2. Revival of Authority87
3. Prelude to Reform96
4. The Eve of Revolution109
5. The Revolt of the Privileged Classes120
6. Victory of the Third Estate133
III. THE DECADE OF REVOLUTION149
1. The Rising of the Masses149
2. France under the Constituent Assembly159
3. Fall of the Constitutional Monarchy180
4. The Failure of the Brissotins195
5. The Committee of Public Safety213
6. Aftermath of Revolution234
7. Balance-sheet of the Eighteenth Century251
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE261
FURTHER READING268
INDEX279

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • EDITORIAL FOREWORD 7
  • I- The Old Régime 9
  • II- The Age of Reform 79
  • III- The Decade of Revolution 149
  • FURTHER READING 268
  • Index 279
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