Revolutionary Europe: 1783 - 1815

This is a new edition of a book widely regarded as a classic in the field. Written by one of the leading authorities on the social history of Europe's revolutionary age, George Rude's beautifully written masterpiece provides an account of Europe before the great upheaval, outlining both the course of the Revolution in France and Napoleon's rule, and tracing their impact and influence on Europe. Highlighting the social and economic aspects of this exciting period, Rude vividly brings to life many of the key issues that have fascinated historians since the fall of the Bastille.George Rude died in 1993 and for this edition his literary executor, the renowned historiographer Harvey J. Kaye, has written an extensive introduction examining Rude's life and works. Now revised and with an updated list of additional readings, this new edition of Revolutionary Europe will continue to be welcomed and enjoyed by a new generation of historians.