1789: The Revolutions That Shook the World

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In 1789 the world stood at the threshold of the modern age. While the French Revolution and the election of George Washington seemed to herald a new global order, Britain stood shocked at the new world unfolding before her. Two documents were drafted which would change the very meanings of citizens and statehood: the US Bill of Rights and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. The age of royal despotism had ended.But beneath this veneer of progress, darker forces were at work: the French Revolution ...

1789: The Revolutions that Shook the World 2010, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349119588

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