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Unit Y243 Reading List and Materials

Unit Y243: The French Revolution and the Rule of Napoleon 1774–1815

Key Texts for Classroom and Individual Study

• A Stiles, Access to History: Napoleon, France and Europe, Hodder, 2009

• D Martin, My Revision Notes: AQA AS/A-level History: France in Revolution 1774-1815, Hodder, 2017

• D Martin, The French Revolution, Hodder, 2013

• D Murphy, T Morris, R Staton, S Waller, Flagship History - Europe 1760-1871: A-level, Collins Educational, 2000

• D Rees, Access to History, France in Revolution, Hodder, 2008

• M Wells and D Martin, My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815, Hodder, 2017

• M Wells, OCR A-Level History: The French Revolution and the Rule of Napoleon 1774-1815, Hodder, 2018

• S Waller, France in Revolution 1776 – 1839, Heinemann, 2002

• S Waller, Oxford AQA History for A-Level: France in Revolution 1774-1815, Oxford, 2016


Useful Books for Students

• D G Wright, Napoleon and Europe (Seminar Studies), Routledge, 1985

• J Hunt, The French Revolution (Questions and Analysis in History), Routledge, 1998

• P M Jones, The French Revolution 1787-1804 (Seminar Studies In History), Routledge, 1991

• S Schama, Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution, Penguin, 2004


Reference Books

• A Cobban, A History of Modern France: 1715–1799, Penguin, 1990

• A Zamoyski, 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow, Harper Perennial, 2005

• D Andress, The Terror: Civil War in the French Revolution, Abacus, 2006

• F Furet, The French Revolution 1770-1814, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996

• G Rude, Revolutionary Europe, 1783–1815, Blackwell, 2000

• P Campbell, The Origins of the French Revolution (Problems in Focus), Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

• P Dwyer, Citizen Napoleon, Napoleon in Power 1799-1815, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013

• W Doyle, Origins of the French Revolution, OUP, 1998


Document Collections (see also web sites)

• J Hardman, The French Revolution Sourcebook, Arnold, 1981

• L Cowie, The French Revolution (Documents & Debates Extended), Palgrave Macmillan, 1987,

• L Hunt, The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History (The Bedford

• L Mason and T Rizzo, The French Revolution: A Document Collection, Houghton Mifflin, 1999

• P Dwyer and P McPhee, The French Revolution and Napoleon: A Sourcebook, Routledge, 2002

Series in History and Culture), Palgrave Macmillan, 1996


Biographies and First-Hand Accounts

• A Forrest, Napoleon, Quercus, 2012

• A Fraser, Marie-Antoinette, Phoenix, 2002

• A Roberts, Napoleon the Great, Allen Cane, 2014

• D Lawday, The Giant of the French Revolution: Danton, A Life, Grove Press, 2009

• L Moore, Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France, Harper, 2006

• P Johnson, Napoleon, Phoenix, 2003

• R Cobb, The French Revolution: Voices from a Momentous Epoch, 1789-95, Simon and Schuster, 1988

• R Scurr, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution, Holt Paperbacks, 2007


Visual Sources and Websites