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The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society - even if, after more than 200 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 listener 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.

©2019 Jeremy D. Popkin (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • 02-14-21

Great suff

This is not a subject I"am yes very familiar with. Well thought out and researched with thoroughly enjoyable narration. I suggest this for someone with a little background knowledge . There are many books already available regarding the French Revolution. In my opinion this volume has earned its place among the others the than add to clutter!

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  • 01-22-21

excellent as far as I (a non historian) can tell

I enjoyed it, the content was well spoken although I cannot tell you how good the pronunciation was.

covers lots of subjects endemic to modern life: economic exploitation, privilege, fake news.
also surprising appearances of other subjects like music, dictionaries and theatre