Why was there a Revolution in France? Historiography
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Category: Industry and Empire c. 1750-1900 French Revolution
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Published: 12/09/2016
Updated: 25/05/2021
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A challenging resource which gets students to engage with differing interpretations of the French Revolution. They consider the views of Thomas Carlyle, Lynn Hunt, Alphonse Aulard, Alfred Cobban, Albert Mathiez and William Doyle to gain insight into how interpretations change over time. The activity comes with teaching notes and further reading suggestions to help you put it into action.

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