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The Revolution in Provincial France: Aquitaine, 1789–1799

Alan Forrest


This book presents a provincial view of the French Revolution and assesses the experience of revolution across a broad swathe of south-western France, in an area which increasingly looked to Bordeaux as its capital city. Here for this region the Revolution was not simply a pale reflection of events in Paris. Local conflicts and personal rivalries are vital to our understanding of the shape of events in the region, as are contrasting traditions of religious affiliation, peasant radicalism, and obedience to the state. The book examines the Revolution within a thematic framework, and discusses su ... More

Keywords: French Revolution, south-western France, Bordeaux, personal rivalries, Paris, local conflicts, religious affiliation, peasant radicalism, obedience, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Forrest, author
York University