Book Reviews of Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Citizens A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Author: Simon Schama
ISBN-13: 9780394559483
ISBN-10: 0394559487
Publication Date: 12/13/1991
Pages: 948
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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A well-written, comprehensive history of the French Revolution.
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An interesting perspective on the French Revolution. Challenges traditional perspectives and opinions, and does not flinch from the violence that was an integral part of the revolution.

It's not a good book to read if you know nothing about the revolution, though. For example, it makes several references to the "Declaration of the Rights of Man" but no where does it quote them or explain their significance. The trial and execution of Marie Antoinette is also mentioned only in passing.

But if you already know a little something about the French Revolution, this is a great book to challenge your assumptions and refresh your perspective.