Mike Wells and one of the leading academics in the subject, Professor William Doyle, come together to examine a period in history which sent shock waves around the world, inspired millions, and still has the ability to send a shiver down the spine.
Our History A Level series on the French Revolution and Napoleon fully follows the curriculum, providing new and fresh perspectives on this period, and will fully prepare and inform you throughout the course and provide a valuable resource when it comes to your exams.
The series is 29 chapters long, with Professor Doyle delivering key concepts to give new and added insight into the subject. Our authors, Professor William Doyle and Mike Wells, have enormous experience across this period of history. William Doyle specialises in 18th-century France, has created many books on the subject and is professor of history at Bristol University, a fellow of the British Academy and a trustee of The Society for the Study of French History. Mike Wells is a lead examiner for OCR and has created many textbooks. He knows what needs to be learnt to achieve good grades.
The chapters include:
The French Revolution and Napoleon - Introduction.
Key Concept - Revolution!
France Under the Ancient Regime - Part One
France Under the Ancient Regime - Part Two
Key Concept - Military Overstretch
The Causes of the Revolution (One)
Key Concept - the Public Sphere
The Causes of the Revolution (Two)
Key Concept - National Sovereignty
The Radicalisation of the Revolution in 1789
Key Concept - Liberty and Equality
The Attempts to Establish a Constitutional Monarchy 1789-1792
Key Concept - Consensus Breakdown
The New Republic
Key Concept - the War Way Out
The New Republic - the Terror
Key Concept - Thinking About Terror
The Directory and the Rise of Napoleon 1795-1799
Key Concept - the Great Nation
The Reforms of the Consulate
Napoleon as a General to 1807
Key Concept - Was He Lucky?
Napoleon and the French Empire
Key Concept - France First
Key Concept - Napoleon and the Sea
The Fall of Napoleon and the Role of Britain 1814
Key Concept - Overstretch Again
The French Revolution and Napoleon
Key Concept - Revolutionary Emperor
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