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The French Revolution

From Enlightenment to Tyranny

by Ian Davidson Author · Clive Chafer Narrator

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A vital and illuminating look at this profoundly important (and often perplexing) historical moment, by former Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Ian Davidson

The French Revolution casts a long shadow, one that reaches into our own time and influences our debates on freedom, equality, and authority. Yet it remains an elusive, perplexing historical event. Its significance morphs according to the sympathies of the viewer, who may see it as a series of gory tableaux, a regrettable slide into uncontrolled anarchy-or a radical reshaping of the political landscape.

In this riveting new book, Ian Davidson provides a fresh look at this vital moment in European history. He reveals how it was an immensely complicated and multifaceted revolution, taking place in different places, at different times, and in different spheres; and how subsequently it became weighted with political, social, and moral values. Stirring and dramatic-and filled with the larger-than-life players of the period and evoking the turbulence of this colorful time-this is narrative history at its finest.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2019

Format

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Ian Davidson (Author)

After graduating in Classics from Cambridge, Ian Davidson worked for the Financial Times for many years as their Paris correspondent and chief foreign affairs columnist. He is also the author of Voltaire and Voltaire in Exile. Ian lives in England.

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