French Revolution historians

The French Revolution is a historical event of great significance. Its outcomes have shaped not just the development of France but also the history of Europe and the world. Because of its importance, the French Revolution has been studied by countless historians. Our understanding of the revolution has been shaped and defined by their research and their conclusions, many of which have often differed. These pages contain some profiles of prominent French Revolution historians. They include some brief biographical information, a list of texts the historian has written or contributed to, a summary of their historiographical position and a few quotations. These profiles have been written and compiled by Alpha History authors. If you would like to suggest a historian or content for these pages, please contact Alpha History.

Hilaire Belloc

Edmund Burke

Thomas Carlyle

Richard Cobb

Alfred Cobban

William Doyle

François Furet

Christopher Hibbert

Eric Hobsbawm

Peter Jones

Georges Lefebvre

Albert Mathiez

Peter McPhee

François Mignet

George Rudé

Simon Schama

Albert Soboul

J. M. Thompson

Alexis de Tocqueville


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