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Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: France in Revolution 1774-1815
Sally Waller
Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: France in Revolution 1774-1815
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Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, France in Revolution 1774-1815 has been approved by AQA and matched to the new 2015 specification.This textbook explores in depth a key period of history which was to change the relationship between the ruler and the governed, not only in France but throughout Europe and, in time, the wider world. It focuses on key ideas such as absolutism, enlightenment, republic and dictatorship, and covers events and developments with precision. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

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Title Page
Introduction to features
AQA History specification overview
Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
Introduction to this book
Part One The end of absolutism and the French Revolution, 1774–1795
1 The origins of the French Revolution,1774–1789
1 Absolutism and the structure of the Ancien Régime
2 The impact of the Enlightenment in France
3 Economic problems and royal finance
4 Developments February 1787–May 1789
4 The Directory and Napoleon’s rise to power, 1795–1799
13 The aftermath of the Terror
14 The establishment of the Directory
15 Military campaigns and expansion abroad
16 The establishment of the Consulate
2 The experiment in constitutional monarchy, 1789–1792
5 The revolution, May–October 1789
6 The attempts to establish a constitutional monarchy
7 Reaction to change at home and abroad
8 The sans-culottes and the collapse of the constitutional experiment
3 The emergence and spread of the Terror, September 1792–1795
9 The establishment of a republic
10 Internal and external war
11 The progress of the war
12 The spread of the Terror
Part Two The rise of Napoleon and his impact on France and Europe, 1795–1815
5 The impact of Napoleon’s rule on France, 1799–1815
17 Political change
18 Social change
19 Legal and administrative change
20 Financial and economic policies and problems
6 The impact of Napoleon’s rule on Europe, 1799–1815
21 The army and conquest during the Consulate and Empire
22 The control of the Grand Empire
23 Challenges to the Empire
24 The collapse of the Empire
Topics available from Oxford AQA History for A Level
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