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After the French Revolution, it was not the treason of the king that was in question; it was the existence of the king. You have to be very careful when you judge and execute somebody for being a symbol.
Adam Michnik

Meaning of "French Revolution" in the English dictionary

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRENCH REVOLUTION

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WHAT DOES FRENCH REVOLUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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French Revolution

The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France from 1789 to 1799 that profoundly affected French and modern history, marking the decline of powerful monarchies and churches and the rise of democracy and nationalism. Popular resentment of the privileges enjoyed by the clergy and aristocracy grew amidst a financial crisis following two expensive wars and years of bad harvests, motivating demands for change. These were couched in terms of Enlightenment ideals and caused the convocation of the Estates-General in May 1789. The first year of the Revolution saw members of the Third Estate taking control, the assault on the Bastille in July, the passage of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in August, and a march on Versailles that forced the royal court back to Paris in October. A central event of first stage was the abolition of feudalism and the old rules, taxes, courts and privileges left over from the age of feudalism on 4 August 1789. The next stage was dominated by struggles between various liberal assemblies and right-wing supporters of the monarchy intent on thwarting major reforms.

Definition of French Revolution in the English dictionary

The definition of French Revolution in the dictionary is the anticlerical and republican revolution in France from 1789 until 1799, when Napoleon seized power.

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Synonyms and antonyms of French Revolution in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TRANSLATION OF FRENCH REVOLUTION

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Translator English - Chinese

法国大革命
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Revolución francés
570 millions of speakers

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French Revolution
510 millions of speakers

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फ्रांसीसी क्रांति
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الثورة الفرنسية
280 millions of speakers

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Французская революция
278 millions of speakers

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Revolução Francesa
270 millions of speakers

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ফরাসি বিপ্লব
260 millions of speakers

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Révolution française
220 millions of speakers

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revolusi Perancis
190 millions of speakers

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Französisch Revolution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フランス革命
130 millions of speakers

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프랑스 혁명
85 millions of speakers

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Revolusi Prancis
85 millions of speakers
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Cách mạng Pháp
80 millions of speakers

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பிரஞ்சு புரட்சி
75 millions of speakers

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फ्रेंच क्रांती
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Fransız devrimi
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Rivoluzione francese
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Rewolucja Francuska
50 millions of speakers

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Французька революція
40 millions of speakers

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Revoluția franceză
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γαλλική Επανάσταση
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Franse Revolusie
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Franska revolutionen
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franske revolusjonen
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about French Revolution

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10 QUOTES WITH «FRENCH REVOLUTION»

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Charles Caleb Colton
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
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John Corigliano
The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past.
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C. L. R. James
The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
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Christian Lacroix
If you look back at the history of creativity in clothes - the French Revolution, the First World War and the Second World War - they have all been creative reinventions, the moment new forms of luxury come into play.
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Hilary Mantel
Back in my 20s, when I wrote 'A Place of Greater Safety,' the French Revolution novel, I thought, 'I'll always have to write historical novels because I can't do plots.' But in the six years of writing that novel, I actually learned to write, to invent things.
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Hilary Mantel
When I wrote about the French Revolution, I didn't choose to write about aristocrats; I chose characters who began their lives in provincial obscurity.
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John Marshall
The French Revolution will be found to have had great influence on the strength of parties, and on the subsequent political transactions of the United States.
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Adam Michnik
After the French Revolution, it was not the treason of the king that was in question; it was the existence of the king. You have to be very careful when you judge and execute somebody for being a symbol.
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Loretta Napoleoni
Europeans are forever the offspring of Machiavelli, trapped in a historical rollercoaster that can bring us a monarchy-toppling French Revolution and then a few years later Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor.
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Rod Parsley
No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRENCH REVOLUTION»

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The Days of the French Revolution
This trade paperback edition has twenty-eight pages of black-and-white illustrations, and will be published in time for Bastille Day.
Christopher Hibbert, 2012
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Interpreting the French Revolution
In this book, François Furet analyses how an event like the French Revolution can be conceptualised, and identifies the radically new changes the Revolution produced as well as the continuity it provided, albeit under the appearance of ...
François Furet, 1981
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A Companion to the French Revolution
So why was there a Revolution in 1789? Why did it prove so difficult to stabilize the new regime? What factors caused the Revolution to take its particular course?
Peter McPhee, 2012
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The Oxford History of the French Revolution
This new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789 draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions.
William Doyle, 2002
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A Concise History of the French Revolution
Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context.
Sylvia Neely, 2008
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Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution
'Monumental...provocative and stylish, Simon Schama's account of the first few years of the great Revolution in France, and of the decades that led up to it, is thoughtful, informed and profoundly revisionist' Eugen Weber, The New York ...
Simon Schama, 2004
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The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution
As nurturing and tender as they are belligerent and contentious, these are not singular female heroines but the collective common women who struggled for bare subsistence by working in factories, in shops, on the streets, and on the home ...
Dominique Godineau, 1998
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Music and the French Revolution
The essays in this book, written by specialists in the period, deal with all these aspects of music in Revolutionary France, highlighting the composers and writers who played a major role in the changes that took place there.
Malcolm Boyd, 1992
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The French Revolution, 1789-1799
This book provides a succinct yet up-to-date and challenging approach to the French Revolution of 1789-1799 and its consequences.
Peter McPhee, 2001
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Contesting the French Revolution
Contesting the French Revolution provides an insightful overview of one of history’s most significant events, as well as examining the most significant historiographical debates about this period.
Paul R. Hanson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRENCH REVOLUTION»

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Five myths about the French Revolution
Two hundred and twenty-six years after the fall of the Bastille, the French Revolution stirs passions mostly among historians like myself. «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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Lafayette Bastille Day fête features music, games, food
So why are Acadiana residents celebrating the holiday that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the ... «The Advocate, Jul 15»
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Bastille Day celebrated Saturday at Jarrot Mansion in Cahokia
Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789 with the storming of the state prison used to hold political prisoners ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
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How a primordial undemocratic to be programmed into
The British were never predisposed to the ideas of democracy as invented by the Greeks or which fuelled the French revolution. These ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
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4 Supremes alert America: 'Trouble is coming'
That same year, the French Revolution unfolded. The upheaval in the two countries has long been compared, especially as the U.S. moved ... «WND.com, Jul 15»
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Stewart Butterfield of Slack: Is Empathy on Your Résumé?
And what century was the French Revolution in, give or take 200 years. I don't do that anymore, but I do ask everyone what they want to be ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Is Neoliberalism Finally Running Out of Tricks?
And, there's more, including shades of the French Revolution's reversion to the guillotine in the late 18th century, “The anarchist group Class ... «UK Progressive Magazine, Jul 15»
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Faubourg St. John Celebrates Bastille Day
Bastille Day is the celebration of the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. Crowds packed Ponce de Leone during Saturday's ... «Mid-City Messenger, Jul 15»
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Udon Entertainment Adds Rose of Versailles Manga
The story is set in the intrigue-filled court of Queen Marie Antoinette before and during the upheavals of the French Revolution. Lady Oscar is a ... «Anime News Network, Jul 15»
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Feast Q&A: Multiple layers of 'Cake' fundraiser
A: It goes back to the French Revolution's rallying cry – “Let them eat cake” – which was attributed to the queen. The idea was that there was ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»

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