The French and Their Revolution: Selected Writings

The French and Their Revolution: Selected Writings

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Like Eric Hobsbawm and E. P. Thompson, Richard Cobb had a gift for understanding great historic events in terms of ordinary human relations. Here for the first time Cobb’s widely admired chronicles of daily life in Revolutionary France are gathered into one volume with an illuminating introduction ...more

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Richard Cobb was a British historian. He became Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, after an initially unconventional academic career in which he spent a dozen years working as an independent scholar in French archives. His work was recognised in France by the award of membership of the Legion d'Honneur . He is known for his work on the background to the French Revolution, and for his autobiographical writings....more