[Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK

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Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution Instead of a dying Old Regime Schama presents an ebullient country. I wanted to read about the French Revolution So I searched on for the biggest cheapest book that I could find to give me an overview Now the French Revolution is complicated It makes the start of World War I seem simple and inevitable This book will not help clear that up Which is not to say that this is a bad book Rather it s not a starter book You should probably know a little bit about what s going on before you crack the covers I am ashamed to say I had to use Wikipedia to get the chronology straight This isn t a retelling of the French Revolution from start to finish Indeed historians still argue about when it started and when it finished Rather this is of an impression of the Revolution as told through participants through literature and through art Schama does not take the normal historian s route of moving from one Historical Event to the next Historical Event Instead he works to give the impression of how these things must have felt rather than focusing on a step by step retelling of what happened As I said this makes it hard for a newbie to the FR that s what the kids are calling the French Revolution these days The chapters are broken up chronologically but Schama has a tendency to jump around a bit so it s hard to keep things in order He also will mention something such as the Diamond Necklace Affair but won t explain what that is until fifty pages down the road Of course this wouldn t be a problem if I knew anything about the FR beforehand but still Schama is a popular historian not an academic so it s not totally okay with me that he expects such a high level of pre knowledge on the subject The best parts of the book are his mini biographies on some of the leading characters such as Necker Robespierre Malesherbes Lafayette Voltaire Delacroix David Marat etc For whatever reason he skimps on Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette In fact he barely mentions how Marie came to France even though her Austrian relations proved important to events in the Revolution Schama does spend inordinate amounts of time on the libelous pornography devoted to portraying poor Marie as a whore a lesbian and an eager participant in orgies Some of this is interesting especially in the way that these contemporary portrayals still hurt her reputation she NEVER said Let them eat cake but I would ve liked a bit on her character rather than its assassination All in all my troubles with the book mostly stemmed from my own unfamiliarity with the subject I got especially bored with Schama taking potshots at other FR scholars His analysis and conclusions that violence was the fulcrum of the Revolution rather than an aspect of it might not be readily accepted especially since his account is so anecdotal though I will reserve judgment until I read something else on the subject While the anecdotal nature of the book may detract from its scholarship it certainly brings the period to life Even if you don t know for sure why the Bastille is being stormed you ll be caught up in the account of its fall I especially enjoyed the story of Talleyrand the infamous diplomat with nine or lives Apparently while Talleyrand was making his escape to America he arrived at a foreign port where he had a conversation with none other than Benedict Arnold America s most famous traitor who was on his way to England The two of them had a conversation then parted ways One alleged traitor talking to another Now that is a great historical moment The stuff you can t make up history has already provided

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Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution F Louis XVI's France A NY Times cloth bestseller 200 illustrations. A detailed book on the French Revolution The best aspects of this book are when the author becomes personal as when he is describing the lives of individuals Talleyrand Lafayette the King and ueen Mirabeau The first portion of the book lacks chronology there is a constant shifting to and fro between 1770 and 1789 and events become confusing Starting with Part II there is a seuence and key aspects of the Revolution are well described such as the seizure of the Bastille Myths are also destroyed France prior to 1789 was a dynamic and changing society Very few prisoners were liberated from the Bastille less then 10 it was stormed to obtain gunpowder for weapons The Revolution did redefine the meaning of the word citizen and given the time period gave vast publicity for the term political freedom During 1789 1794 everything became open for uestioning and later you could be guillotined for these uestions I believe that Mr Schama minimizes the attacks on the Roman Catholic Church during this era The Revolution during 1792 93 rejected the Vatican and priests were forced to swear loyalty to the French state Atheists flourished in Paris Today France could be considered one of the secular societies in the developed countriesThere is a lot of name dropping and I suspect many of these names are used only one or twice throughout the book Perhaps the over 800 page length got to me after awhile The illustrations at least 200 are excellent and capture the spirit and dynamism of the era

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    Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Simon Schama ↠ 9 review I wanted to read about the French Revolution So I searched on for the biggest cheapest book that I could find to give me an overview Now the French Revolution is complicated It makes the start of World War I seem simple a

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    [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution From this place this time forth commences a new era in world history you can all say that you were present at its birthGoethe after the battle of ValmyPreludeThis is my impression of this book Schama and Edward Burke take a stroll through an apple orchard in the late spring look at the beautiful trees how marvellous and the busy little bees flying amongst the blossom the blossom on the trees so charming and de

  3. says: Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Simon Schama ↠ 9 review

    Simon Schama ↠ 9 review [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Schama takes 700 odd pages to cover the period from 1778 to the death of Robespierre in 1794 something that other no less respectable historians manage to do in a fraction of the space So what is Schama doing differently? For one thing he scrupulously avoids any kind of schematization any form of large structural overview instead concentrating on what indeed he declares it to be in the title a chronicle a careful catalogue of events without

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    Simon Schama ↠ 9 review [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Poor Louis XVI He just wanted to make maps and hang out with sailors

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    Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Elephant of the Bastille Arrogant and bloated style and in such detail that after a while one just wants to scream 948 pages of it Skimming through the really snoozy parts but after twenty hours of listening I have still over half to goSeven months later Loaded what was left of this into the mp3 so I could garden

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    Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK The standard narrative of the French Revolution is of the oppressed proletariat heroically rising up to throw off the intolerable burden of a cruel and indifferent monarchy The reality of course was far complicated and Simon Schama’s Citiz

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    Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama This is not necessarily bad I just got lost in the maddening warrens of informationvarious characters I may try and come bac

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    [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution Dear Mr Schama If you can't find the time to edit your own books then might I suggest hiring someone to edit them for you?

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    Free read Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution Simon Schama ↠ 9 review Free download · E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Simon Schama A detailed book on the French Revolution The best aspects of this book are when the author becomes personal – as when he is describing the lives of individuals – Talleyrand Lafayette the King and ueen Mirabeau The first portion of

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    [Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution] EBOOK The real achievement in this book is that the author managed to make one of the most lively and interesting periods in history not only borin

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  • Paperback
  • 948
  • Citizens Chronicle of the French Revolution
  • Simon Schama
  • English
  • 03 July 2020
  • 9780679726104