The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon

Author(s): Colin Jones (Professor of History, University of Warwick)


In a flourishing and prosperous period, eighteenth-century France dominated the world as the great economic power of Europe, and the cultural heart of the intellectual and artistic Enlightenment. While this period is often viewed in terms of the Revolution with the Bourbon monarchy bound for catastrophe, in this magnificent and groundbreaking book Colin Jones argues that its bloody downfall was not at all predictable. He shows that eighteenth-century France was a dynamic society and tells the fascinating story of why the Bourbon monarchy that presided over it fell in 1789.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140130935
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colin Jones (Professor of History, University of Warwick)
  • : Paperback
  • : SEPT03
  • : near fine