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The Coming of the French Revolution
Georges Lefebvre
Translated and with a preface by R. R. Palmer
With a new introduction by Timothy Tackett

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction by Timothy Tackett vii
Note to the Princeton Classic Edition xxxi
From the Translator’s 1988 Preface xxxiii
Prologue 1

PART I: THE ARISTOCRATIC REVOLUTION

Chapter 1: The Aristocracy 7
Chapter 2: The Crisis of the Monarchy 21

PART II: THE BOURGEOIS REVOLUTION

Chapter 3: The Bourgeoisie 39
Chapter 4: The First Victory of the Bourgeoisie 49
Chapter 5: The Estates-General 73

PART III: THE POPULAR REVOLUTION

Chapter 6: The Mobilization of the Masses 93
Chapter 7: The Paris Revolution of July 14 108
Chapter 8: The Municipal Revolutions in the Provinces 121

PART IV: THE PEASANT REVOLUTION

Chapter 9: The Peasantry 129
Chapter 10: The Agrarian Revolts and the Great Fear 142

PART V: THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND CITIZEN

Chapter 11: The Problem of the Privileges 153
Chapter 12: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen 167

PART VI: THE OCTOBER DAYS

Chapter 13: The Revolutionary Solution in the Balance 183
Chapter 14: The Popular Agitation 190
Chapter 15: The October Days: Confirmation by Violence 196

Conclusion 207
Appendix I: Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen 219
Appendix II: Other Books by Georges Lefebvre 223
Index 225

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