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ISBN-10: 1541620178
ISBN-13: 9781541620179
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 10/26/2021
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.60" W, 1.80" H

A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

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From an award-winning historian, a “vivid” (Wall Street Journal) account of the revolution that created the modern world

The French Revolution’s principles of liberty and equality still shape our ideas of a just society–even if, after more than two hundred years, their meaning is 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 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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"A fresh and fair-minded account of the revolution overflowing with vivid narrative detail and clear exposition."
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ISBN-10: 1541620178
ISBN-13: 9781541620179
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 10/26/2021
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.60" W, 1.80" H
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