Talk:Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

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More links to crtical responses to 'Citizens' are needed here[edit]

My reading of "Citizens" was that Schama's work is very much a Francis Fukuyama-style Reagan-era, Thatcher-era take on the French Revolution and there should be more critical response to this.

Suffice it to say it was a mass slaughter, with a grim lithurgy and that led to more tragical consequences. A disaster. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.62.178.67 (talk) 11:35, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Miasnikov —Preceding unsigned comment added by Miasnikov (talkcontribs) 15:50, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Rewrite needed/Planning one[edit]

I find this review rather one dimensional and shallow. It seems that Schama makes at least 3 points in this Work.

  1. As is mentioned, in the present article: violence was the motor of the revolution.
  2. The revolution, at least the portion that existed during Jacobin rule, was reactionary.
  3. The revolution accomplished nothing. Any change that occurred would have occurred anyway and was already in progress.

I plan balancing this article with the inclusion of points 2 & 3. I also plan to produce a brief outline, and add a few critiques of the work: both positive and negative. If any have an interest in this article, now, while I am conducting my research is the time to make your viewpoints known.

MarkSonntag (talk) 00:59, 24 July 2012 (UTC)