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The French Revolution (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)

Author: Linda S. Frey

Additional Authors: Marsha L. Frey

The French Revolution has often been perceived as the dawn of the modern era, the divide between the ancien rgime and the contemporary world. It is an undeniably crucial event in the history of Western Civilization. Yet it is also a confusing and oft-misunderstood event. This comprehensive examination of the Revolution provides students with a narrative historical overview, essays on major aspects of the event, lengthy biographical profiles of key persons, the text of important primary documents contemporary to the time, a timeline, a glossary, and an annotated bibliography of print and electronic sources suitable to students. This is an ideal starting point for students and general readers interested in this fascinating historical period.

Publisher: Greenwood

Date: 2/28/2004

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Linda S. Frey


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Current Position

Professor Emeritus of European History

Personal Summary

Linda Frey specializes in the development of international law and 18th century Central Europe and France and welcomes graduate students who wish to work in those areas. Do not hesitate to contact her by email if you are interested in working with her.


PhD, Ohio State University, 1971

Field of Study

Early Modern European History, particularly France and Germany; International Law and the International State System; The French Revolution

Selected Publications

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Europe, 1618-1900.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.  (with Marsha Frey)

The French Revolution. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.  (with Marsha Frey)

The History of Diplomatic Immunity.  Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1999.  (with Marsha Frey)  *Awarded the best subsequent book prize by Phi Alpha Theta. 

The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession: A Historical and Critical Dictionary.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.  (with Marsha Frey)

Societies in Upheaval: Insurrections in France, Hungary, and Spain in the Early Eighteenth Century.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.  (with Marsha Frey)

Women in Western European History.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986.  (with Marsha Frey and Joanne Schnieder)

Friedrick I. Preussens erster Konig.  Vienna: Verlag Styria, 1984.

Observations from The Hague and Utrecht: William Henry Harrison's Letters to Henry Watkins, 1711-1712.  Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Libraries, 1979.  (wtih Marsha Frey and John C. Rule)