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The Perfidy of Albion

French Perceptions of England during the French Revolution

Authors: Hampson, N.

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Hampson describes how the French Revolution, which seemed to promise an era of Franco-British partnership, led to an even more bitter estrangement between the two nations. Both the British and French peoples saw the revolution of 1789 as offering the prospect of a new Franco-British partnership. These hopes soon foundered on old suspicions and new ideological divergences. The result was to confirm the traditional perception of each nation's own identity, centred on the state in France and the people in Great Britain.

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NORMAN HAMPSON was born in 1922. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and University College, Oxford. During the war he served for two years with the Free French navy. He subsequently taught history at the universities of Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and York and has published numerous books on the Enlightenment and the French Revolutions.

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'The genius of Norman Hampson lies in his ability to ask simple though difficult questions and to present his answers in an accessible style and manner...This fine study is...not only of great value to close students of the late eighteenth century but it provides a valuable perspective for those wishing to understand present-day suspicions and misunderstandings.' - Martin Fitzpatrick, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The View from Across the Channel

    Pages 1-18

    Hampson, Norman

  • The Future Revolutionaries

    Pages 19-41

    Hampson, Norman

  • The First Crisis of the Revolution

    Pages 42-60

    Hampson, Norman

  • New France and Old England

    Pages 61-77

    Hampson, Norman

  • The Road to War

    Pages 78-102

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Perfidy of Albion
Book Subtitle
French Perceptions of England during the French Revolution
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Norman Hampson
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-38969-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230389694
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-73148-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40667-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 181
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