The Paris Commune, 1871 Paperback
by Robert Tombs
Part of the Turning Points series
The Paris Commune was the biggest and last popular revolution in western Europe - ending the cycle of revolutions that started in 1789.
The Parisians, reeling from defeat in the Franco-Prussian War set up their own revolutionary administration.
Government troops eventually retook the city and took a terrible revenge: thousands died in the bloodbath that followed.
The short-lived Commune and its repression cast a long shadow.
It exposed deep divisions in French society and became a potent inspiration for the radical left.
This stirring new study written with great zest, and a vivid sense of time and place lets the reader experience these tumultuous events at first hand and provides a comprehensive synthesis of recent research in both French and English.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/06/1999
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780582309036