The French Revolution was a pivotal and controversial moment in Western history, and in this comprehensive guide, University of Huddersfield academic Peter Davies puts the time into context and embellishes his portrayal with helpful analysis. Martin Blum's clear and precise narration elevates the material, which follows the French Revolution and its aftermath in chronological order. Including references to both primary documents and secondary analysis, this audiobook is an enjoyable examination of the Revolution beginning from the old regime, to the bloody, decade-long struggle, and lasting legacy.
Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals, when the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and the numbers requiring execution precipitated the invention of the guillotine. Davies brings the subject up to date by considering the legacy of the revolution and how it continues to resonate in today’s France.