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Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
- By: Suzanne M. Desan, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Suzanne M. Desan
- Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
- Original Recording
The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society - not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel.
Clarity leaves me feeling informed
- By Stan on 31-05-2015
Thrilling & Excellent
I am a Great Courses addict but wasn't excited by the French Revolution initially. However Desan's depth of knowledge and capacity for narrative makes this one of the very best. Must listen.