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HIST 228: The French Revolution (HC): Background Information

History 228: The French Revolution (Graham) Spring 2014

Finding Background Information

The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and events in the history of the French Revolution.  They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and current points of debate.

When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.

Recommended Reading:

Professor Graham recommends the primary and secondary texts on this extensive reading list that deal with many different issues relating to the French Revolution:

For primary sources see also these major websites that present primary texts and visual images:

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Atlases

Web Sites

Subject Guide

Margaret Schaus