The French Revolution

The French Revolution

by Hilaire Belloc

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Overview

“The object of these few pages is not to recount once more the history of the Revolution: that can be followed in any one of a hundred text-books. Their object is rather to lay, if that be possible, an explanation of it before the English reader; so that he may understand both what it was and how it proceeded, and also why certain problems hitherto unfamiliar to Englishmen have risen out of it.”

“If a personal point may be noted, the fact that the writer of these pages is himself a Catholic and in political sympathy strongly attached to the political theory of the Revolution, should not be hidden from the reader. Such personal conditions have perhaps enabled him to treat the matter more thoroughly than it might have been treated by one who rejected either Republicanism upon the one hand, or Catholicism upon the other; but he believes that no personal and therefore exaggerated note has been allowed to intrude upon his description of what is a definite piece of objective history lying in the field of record rather than in that of opinion.”

—Hilaire Belloc

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781722222864
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, sailor, satirist, man of letters, soldier and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong impact on his works. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. Belloc became a naturalised British subject in 1902, while retaining his French citizenship.

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This book is very informational to anyone seeking to find out more than just the average Joe about the French Revolution. Belloc uses very precise information when talking about the French Revolution from the years 1789-1794. The French Revolution has vivid explanations of what the French people did during this brutal time and also has great maps to display French strategy during the different wars they encountered during the revolution. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking more information about a very disturbing time for the French. This book is captivating and jam packed with knowledge of the French Revolution.