The upheavals, terror, and drama of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period restructured politics and society on a grand scale, making this the defining moment for modern European history. This volume collects together a wide selection of primary texts to explain the process behind the enormous changes undergone by France and Europe between 1787 and 1815, from the Terror to the Counter-Revolution and from Marie-Antoinette to Robespierre and Bonaparte. While bringing the impact of historical events to life, Philip Dwyer and Peter McPhee provide a clear outline of the period through key documents and lucid introductory passages and commentary. They illustrate the meaning of the Revolution for peasants, sans-culottes, women, and slaves, as well as placing events within a wider European context.. Students will find this an invaluable source of information on the Revolution as a whole as well as the international significance of the events.
Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and when even the efficient guillotine was unable to despatch enough "counter-revolutionaries" for the needs of the Terror. Davies brings the subject up to date by considering the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in today’s France. Dr Peter Davies is senior lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield
The French Revolution can be seen as an enormous explosion of civic energy with huge ramifications for the rest of the world. In this balanced and accessible account, P.M Jones: Considers the build-up of pressure between 1787 and 1789 as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble Analyses the dramatic events that began with the taking of the Bastille in 1789 and led to the establishment of a radical new order Examines the demise of the Republic in 1804 and assesses the wider significance of the revolutionary decade At the core of the Revolution lay the realisation among ordinary men and women that the human condition was not fixed until the end of time, but could be altered for the better. However, it was soon discovered that the task of building a new and better society would require huge amounts of effort and ingenuity – as well as suffering on a massive scale. This new edition of P.M. Jones’s authoritative overview has been significantly revised to include new material on politics, state violence, the army and citizenship in the French Caribbean colonies. In addition, it includes an expanded selection of original documents and illuminating contemporary images. P. M. JONES is Professor of French History at the University of Birmingham. He has written extensively on the French Revolution and French rural history.
Madame Tussaud is a name known all over the world. The queue to her exhibition is a landmark. Such is its phenomenal success, it has eclipsed the woman who started it all. But Marie Tussaud led a remarkable life. With grit and audacity she overcame reversals of fortune and built an extraordinary spectacle. Of lowly birth and uncertain paternity, Marie became apprentice to a charismatic showman in Paris who taught her the art of wax modelling. They plied their trade among a colourful cast of ‘Italian singers, pastry cooks, restaurant keepers, marionettes, acrobats, giants, dwarves, ferocious beasts’. In her memoir she also claimed friendship with royals and revolutionaries including Marie Antoinette and Voltaire. But, as a born entrepreneur, did Marie’s flair for publicity extend to moulding her own story? After the Revolution, she came to England and took her show on the road. She pursued the punishing lifestyle of the travelling show for many years and secured a lasting reputation in the Dickensian world of 19th century popular entertainment. More than a biography, this captivating cultural history plunges the reader into popular culture of the past; the escapist delights of canine cabaret, living skeletons, phantasmagoria and of course waxworks. It reveals a truth that Madame Tussaud understood and harnessed from the outset - the mass-market appeal of glamour and gore is enduring and universal.
Collecting more than 200 sources in the global history of feminism, this anthology supplies an insightful record of the resistance to patriarchy throughout human history and around the world. • More than 200 chronologically arranged entries on feminist writers, thinkers, and organizations across 4,000 years of human history • Contributions from more than 100 international scholars, including historians, sociologists, literary, cultural theorists, religious scholars, writers, and activists • Brief bibliographies of further readings, websites, and other relevant resources with each entry • Lists of entries arranged by region as well as by broad topic, in addition to a comprehensive index
يقول الكاتب: ضع محلَّ هذهِ النقطِ النعتَ الذي تُريدهُ، فأنا قدْ حلفتُ أنْ لا أكتبَ مقدمةً لكتابٍ من كتبي، وأبيتُ أنْ أستجدي المقدماتِ ولو من أفلاطون، وامتنعتُ عنْ أن أقُدِّمَ شاعرًا أو كاتبًا إلى القارئ، وسواء عندي أكان قد خملَ ذكرُهُ أم طارَ صيته حتى اختفى خلف الغيوم. ، إنها كلمة أريد أن )أعترف) لك بها ، فأطلعك في هذا الديوان على نزعاتي كلها ، بل على دخيلة نفسي حتى على (الأسرار) المكتومة منها. ، عود فأقول لك هذه كلمة لا مقدِّمة وبعدُ، فاعلم يا عزيزي — رعاكَ للهُ وحفظني وحفظكَ — أن ديواني هذا ليس سلَّةَ مشمش (لِأوجِّهَها) لك، فلا أنا بائعٌ ولا أنت شارٍ، لا يا أخي، إنً هذا الديوان رسالة … عفوًا! هو فكرةٌ عشتُ بها زمنًا رغدًا، وما زلت أحِنُّ إليها، وأنا على هواها. حالي معها كحالِ الرجلِ معَ صاحبتهِ، قد تتنكَّر له، وقد يجفوها، ولكنَّهما في الحالينِ، حال الرضا والغضب، واليسر والعسر، حبيبانِ، ودودانِ، متيَّمان، مولَّهان، ولولا ذلك لم يتشاكسا، أؤكِّد لك أني) لم أحرد) يومًا كاملًا، أي لم تغربِ الشمسُ على غضبي؛ ولهذا ها أنا أضع بين يديك الكريمتين قصائدي، كما قلتها في وقتها، لم أحكك ولم
A Social, Geographical, and Environmental Sourcebook
Author: James R. Penn
Rivers of the World, vividly written and meticulously researched, is a rich and thorough treatment of some 200 of the world's rivers. * Organized in A-Z format, from the rivers Aare to Ziz * Each entry is prefaced with basic facts for the river covered, including river source, tributaries, outlet, and length * Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading * Includes a full index and glossary of key terms
The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.
Blending social and political history into a narrative, this book tells a story of Western Civilization through an image-based approach. It illustrates a theme of the chapter and explores the impression of each image. The presentation of geography guides students around the changing contours of the West through maps and Geographic Tours of Europe.