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Lefebvre Georges The Coming of the French Revolution Vintage Books 1947 191 p Georges Lefebvres book The Coming of the French Revolution brought with it an extremely good critique from his contemporaries When it came out it was well received Lefebvres book is simply the best introduction to the study of the French Revolution available anywhere Lefebvre obtained a doctoral degree then began university teaching and in 1935 he was made a professor at the Sorbonne The Coming of the French Revolution which was written for the nonspecialist and is perhaps the best general picture of the ancien regime available in English Lefebvres exhaustive knowledge of the French peasantry of the 18th century was his sure guide in analyzing the society of the time since four-fifths of the people were peasants and the social positions of the aristocracy the bourgeoisie and the town laboring classes were defined largely by their relation to the rural population With the credentials that Lefebvre has earned it is easy to see that he is indeed informed and factual about what he is writing His analysis in this book is well proven and interestingly written Lefebvres book breaks the French Revolution into four classifications of people in France He postulates that there were actually four revolutions taking place There were the aristocratic revolution the bourgeois revolution the popular revolution and finally the peasant revolution This is an interesting stance that Mr Lefebvre takes but a popular one Lefebvre takes each one of these revolutions explains the class of people their grievances and their actions This makes the book a very easy read for amateur historians The author begins with the aristocratic revolution that was perhaps set into progress years prior to 1789 During the reign of Louis XIV the nobles saw a huge decrease in their powers and authority as it pertained to the monarchy The grandfather of
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