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From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts the reader in the thick of the debates and the violence that led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a new society. We meet Mirabeau, Robespierre, and Danton, in all of their brilliance and vengefulness; we witness the failed escape and execution of Louis XVI; we see women demanding equal rights and black slaves wresting freedom from revolutionaries who hesitated to act on their own principles; and we follow the rise of Napoleon out of the ashes of the Reign of Terror. Based on decades of scholarship, A New World Begins will stand as the definitive treatment of the French Revolution.


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From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after more than two hundred years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts the reader in the thick of the debates and the violence that led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a new society. We meet Mirabeau, Robespierre, and Danton, in all of their brilliance and vengefulness; we witness the failed escape and execution of Louis XVI; we see women demanding equal rights and black slaves wresting freedom from revolutionaries who hesitated to act on their own principles; and we follow the rise of Napoleon out of the ashes of the Reign of Terror. Based on decades of scholarship, A New World Begins will stand as the definitive treatment of the French Revolution.

46 review for A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

  1. 5 out of 5

    Linda R,

    A very well written and documented history of France through the turbulent and formative years of The French Revolution of the 18th century. It was exciting, thrilling even in places, to read but it has the seriousness of an academic work as well. It took me days to wade through the exercise but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I recommend this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Popkin's lifetime of scholarship brings a richness and depth to material, that, for a former scholar of the 18th century like myself, I thought I knew inside out. Because of his knowledge of Haitian history and his use of new understandings of disease, health and history, Popkin shed light on the French Revolution and its place in the history of ideas that was totally new to me. An amazing work of scholarship. Reasonably accessible to the general reader but the detail might seem a little Popkin's lifetime of scholarship brings a richness and depth to material, that, for a former scholar of the 18th century like myself, I thought I knew inside out. Because of his knowledge of Haitian history and his use of new understandings of disease, health and history, Popkin shed light on the French Revolution and its place in the history of ideas that was totally new to me. An amazing work of scholarship. Reasonably accessible to the general reader but the detail might seem a little tiresome to many.

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