About this book
By one of the leading historians of this period. 5 maps.
Opening with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, this book traces the history of France through revolution, terror, and counter-revolution, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, and analyses the impact of events both in France itself and the rest of Europe. It shows how a movement which began with optimism and enthusiasm soon became a tragedy.
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