The French Revolution and Napoleon: Crucible of the Modern World (Hardcover)

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Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer's The French Revolution and Napoleon provides a globally-oriented narrative history of events from 1789 until the fall of Napoleon. It emphasizes the global origins and consequences of the French Revolution and explains why it is the formative event for modern politics.

The book integrates global competition, fiscal crisis, slavery and the beginnings of nationalism with the more traditional emphases on human rights and constitutions, terror and violence, and the rise of authoritarianism. This global approach then enables the authors - two world-renowned scholars in the field - to clearly illustrate how the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire changed all the political givens for Europe, the Americas, North Africa and parts of Asia as well.

Including numerous illustrations and maps, end-of-chapter questions, timelines and primary source document extracts for analysis in each chapter, this book is essential reading for all students of modern European history who want to understand the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire in a truly global context.

About the Author

Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. She is the author of numerous books, including Inventing Human Rights and, with Jack R. Censer, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution. She is also the co-editor, along with Suzanne Desan and William Nelson, of The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Jack R. Censer is Professor of History Emeritus at George Mason University, USA. He is the author of several works on eighteenth-century France and the broader history of the press, including The French Press in the Age of Enlightenment. Most recently, he published Debating Modern Revolution: The Evolution of Revolutionary Ideas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474213721
ISBN-10: 1474213723
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: October 19th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English