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The French Revolution
Background and Bibliography
If you want to learn more about the actual history of the French Revolution, see this very good historical outline by Paul Halsall and this German reaction to the Revolution by Professor Gerhard Rempel. Two of the more important painters of the period were Jacques-Lous David and Eugène Delacroix. See also these Quotes and pictures of the Revolution.

Recent books you can order which cover the general political history include
  • The Oxford History of the French Revolution (1990)
  • A Short History of the French Revolution (1997)
  • The Rise and Fall of the French Revolution (1996)
  • Echoes of the Marseillaise: Two Centuries Look Back on the French Revolution (1990)
  • The French Revolution: A History (1989)

    More specialized studies include
  • The French Revolution: Recent Debates and New Controversies (1997) [monographs]
  • Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1990) [social history]
  • When the King Took Flight (2003) [early stages] [Review]
  • Coming of the French Revolution (1988) [early stages]
  • Becoming a Revolutionary: The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture (1789-1790) (1996) [emergence of national assembly]
  • Twelve Who Ruled (1989) [Terror regime]
  • Ending the Terror: The French Revolution After Robespierre (1994) [Thermidor and after]
  • The French Revolution in Germany: Occupation and Resistance in the Rhineland 1792-1802 (1984) [Rhineland]

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  • Affair of the Necklace, The (2002)
  • Danton
  • The Lady and the Duke (2002)
  • Marat/Sade
  • Scaramouche
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Start the Revolution Without Me
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    Also ...
  • Personalities of the French Revolution
  • Other Games set in this period
  • Other Films (at least 46 of them) about the French Revolution
    Sun May 18 11:58:24 PDT 2003