General Ebooks Apps

You can get General e-Books Desktop Reader here (BETA)

For Android - get APK or use QR-code below

General Ebooks for Android

12 results for request «lectures on the french revolution»

Probably you should specify your search parameters, using additional filter options.

Page 1 from 1


Author:

Delivered at Cambridge University between 1895 and 1899, Lectures on the French Revolution is a distinguished account of the entire epochal chapter in French experience by one of the most remarkable English historians of the nineteenth century. In contrast to Burke a century before, Acton leaves condemnation of the French Revolution to others. He provides a disciplined, thorough, and elegant history of the actual events of the bloody episode -- in sum, as thorough a record as could be constructed in his time of the actual actions of the government of France during the Revolution. There are twenty-­two essays, commencing with "The Heralds of the Revolution,­" in which Acton presents a taxonomy of the intellectual ferment that preceded -- and prepared -- the Revolution. An important appendix explores "The Literature of the Revolution.­" Here Acton offers assessments of the accounts of the Revolution written during the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries by, among others, . . .

Book rate:
35 downloads
  read online  


Author:

Author: Acton, John Emerich Edward DalbergSubject France--­History--­Revolution 1789-­1799Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co.­Year published: 19101 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

Book rate:
0 downloads
  read online  


Author:

Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton ActonPublisher: Macmillan and co ., limitedYear published: 1920Book contributor: University of MichiganLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

Book rate:
2 downloads
  read online  


Author:

Author: William SmythPublisher: W. PickeringYear published: 1840Book contributor: University of MichiganLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

Book rate:
8 downloads
  read online  


Author:

The revenue of France was near twenty millions when Lewis XVI., finding it inadequate, called upon the nation for supply. In a single lifetime it rose to far more than one hundred millions, while the national income grew still more rapidly; and this increase was wrought by a class to whom the ancient monarchy denied its best rewards, and whom it deprived of power in the country they enriched. As their industry effected change in the distribution of property, and wealth ceased to be the prerogative of a few, the excluded majority perceived that their disabilities rested on no foundation of right and justice, and were unsupported by reasons of State. They proposed that the prizes in the Government, the Army, and the Church should be given to merit among the active and necessary portion of the people, and that no privilege injurious to them should be reserved for the unprofitable minority. Being nearly an hundred to one, they deemed that they were virtually the substance of the . . .

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

Delivered at Cambridge University between 1895 and 1899, Lectures on the French Revolution is a distinguished account of the entire epochal chapter in French experience by one of the most remarkable English historians of the nineteenth century. In contrast to Burke a century before, Acton leaves condemnation of the French Revolution to others. He provides a disciplined, thorough, and elegant history of the actual events of the bloody episode—in sum, as thorough a record as could be constructed in his time of the actual actions of the government of France during the Revolution. There are twenty-­two essays, commencing with “The Heralds of the Revolution,­” in which Acton presents a taxonomy of the intellectual ferment that preceded—and prepared—the Revolution. An important appendix explores “The Literature of the Revolution.­” Here Acton offers assessments of the accounts of the Revolution written during the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries by, among others, Burke, . . .

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

The revenue of France was near twenty millions when Lewis XVI., finding it inadequate, called upon the nation for supply. In a single lifetime it rose to far more than one hundred millions, while the national income grew still more rapidly; and this increase was wrought by a class to whom the ancient monarchy denied its best rewards, and whom it deprived of power in the country they enriched. As their industry effected change in the distribution of property, and wealth ceased to be the prerogative of a few, the excluded majority perceived that their disabilities rested on no foundation of right and justice, and were unsupported by reasons of State. They proposed that the prizes in the Government, the Army, and the Church should be given to merit among the active and necessary portion of the people, and that no privilege injurious to them should be reserved for the unprofitable minority. Being nearly an hundred to one, they deemed that they were virtually the substance of the . . .

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

"“Tell me what you think about the French Revolution,­” a distinguished professor of history of two generations ago said in introducing his lecture on the historiography of the French Revolution, “and I will tell you what you think about everything else.­"...

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

"“Tell me what you think about the French Revolution,­” a distinguished professor of history of two generations ago said in introducing his lecture on the historiography of the French Revolution, “and I will tell you what you think about everything else.­"...

Book rate:
0 downloads

Search Result