Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution in 2 volumes

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution comprises two Folio Society hardbacks in a slipcase; the books are in fine condition, seemingly unread, with maroon silk boards, slipcase in near fine condition. Some slight marks on the base of the slipcase.


Simon Sharma


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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution in 2 volumes

This is considered the most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution ever produced. At the heart of this account is the story of the transformation of subjects to citizens. The author aims to show a France infatuated with novelty and technology in the midst of dramatic economic change. The darkening of the original euphoric vision of liberty into a scenario of hunger, anger, terror and death is the author’s theme, as he draws on available material of social and cultural history.

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About Sir Simon Schama

Sir Simon Schama (born 13 February 1945) is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, Jewish history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University.

Why buy Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution in 2 volumes from Daker Books?

Daker Books is an independent bookshop in the village of Kibworth, south Leicestershire, specialising in rare and collectable treasures, signed copies, pre-loved and beautiful editions. We have a large collection of Folio Society books too. We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service and place customer relations and environmental sustainability at the heart of business.

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