Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution - Simon SchamaPenguin, 1989, Paperback.
Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine, upper wrap creased with a small scar at the top corner. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “At the heart of Schama's account is the transformation that permanently altered the history of Europe: that of 'subjects' to 'citizens'. Instead of the clichéd version of an Old Regime dying of infirmity and decrepitude, Schama shows us an ebullient country, infatuated with novelty and the cult of the new, where the crumbling of old distinctions between noble and commoner are evident. But France is the only power in Europe attempting to support both a great army and a great navy — the huge deficit opens the door to an aristocratic opposition, and the monarchy is forced to call the elections that begin its downfall.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). Winner of the 1989 Yorkshire Post Book of the Year & 1990 NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction prize. 948 pages.