Esteemed professor Donald M.G. Sutherland provides a riveting account of the French Revolution, explaining how its effects varied greatly according to regional economies, social structures, and religious affiliations. He examines how massive counter revolutionary movements profoundly affected the course of the Revolution, Leading to the failure of constitutional government and, ultimately, to an elitist dictatorship (in the person of Napoleon Bonaparte) that paved the way for many of the struggles of the 19th century.
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Compelling overview of an amazing era
I do indeed plan to listen to it again, as I found not only the content to be interesting but the professor's presentation to be easy to listen to and follow. And I have his book on this subject now in my Audible wishlist and am looking forward to listening to it.
Napoleon. Because, who else?
His clear fascination for the period and his references to his research.
The French Revolution and indeed the history of the Continent in the early 19th Century was something of a blank space in my education. This lectures series went a long way towards filling it in.
Good book, but a bit morbid
- Jean Le Lupi