A New World Begins - The History of the French Revolution

Author(s): Jeremy Popkin


From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world


The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society -- even if, after more than two hundred years, they are 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 of 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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General Fields

  • : 9780465096664
  • : Basic Books
  • : Basic Books
  • : 0.82
  • : December 2019
  • : 5.2 Centimeters X 16.4 Centimeters X 24.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeremy Popkin
  • : Hardback
  • : 944.04
  • : 640