“This fine volume, the collaboration of two noted scholars, provides a succinct and very accessible introduction to the French Revolution. Hunt (UCLA) and Censer (George Mason Univ.) present a cutting-edge course text. . . . The role of women in the revolution is stressed, and the chapter on France’s colonies is a particularly welcome inclusion. . . . Complementing and enhancing the volume is a CD-ROM, which includes additional narrative, a fine collection of images and maps, and a selection of revolutionary music. The total package is ideal for course work, since it combines strong organization, solid scholarship, and brevity; it could thus be supplemented with additional, instructor-selected material. Of great utility and interest to today’s students and their instructors.”
—G.P. Cox, Choice
“The book, as a whole, is well written, well organized, and thoughtfully presented. Each chapter concludes with a selection of key documents and there is an excellent accompanying CD-ROM, which contains some 400 texts, over 250 images, 13 songs, maps, a glossary, a time line and other useful materials.”
—Philip Shaw, BARS Bulletin and Review
“By far the most ambitious work useful for teaching the French Revolution published within the last decade is the book, CD-ROM, and web site combination edited by Jack Censer and Lynn Hunt (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity; Exploring the French Revolution)
. The integration of multimedia formats with more traditional text documents makes this collection an excellent resource for helping students understand the revolutionary period.”
—Jeremy Hayhoe, H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences
About the Author
Jack Censer is Professor of History at George Mason University. His many books include The French Press in the Age of Enlightenment (1994) and, most recently, an edited volume Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth- Century France (Penn State Press, 1997).
Lynn Hunt is Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at UCLA. Her many books include Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution(1984).