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4.0 out of 5 stars More than an introduction, 13 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Kindle Edition)
As with all the wonderful 'Very Short introduction' series you get a lot of information for your money. I wanted to make better sense of the rather confused knowledge I had of the revolution and Doyle's book certainly helped me do that.
I couldn't help feeling though that as he warmed to what is very clearly his subject, he began to lose sight of the fact that this is an introduction for people who want to gain an initial overview before digging deeper. We seemed to move from the revolution itself to a discussion on how it somehow never quite ended, finding echoes and repercussions throughout 20th and even 21st century history. He's probably right, but this debate, resting on the learned writings of French authors, moved the book quite a distance form an introduction to the actual revolution itself.
However, that feeling aside, I would certainly recommend the book. Its strengths hugely outweigh its idiosyncrasies and I, for one, understand this extraordinary moment in history a lot better than before.
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