William Doyle (historian)

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William Doyle (born 1942) is an English historian, specialising in 18th-century France, who is most notable for his one-volume Oxford History of the French Revolution (1989).[1]

He is one of the leading revisionist historians of the French Revolution.

He is also professor of history at Bristol University, a fellow of the British Academy and a trustee of The Society for the Study of French History.

Published works

  • The Old European Order 1660-1800 (Oxford University Press, 1978)
  • Origins of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1980; 3rd edition, 1992)
  • The Ancien Regime (Macmillan, 1986)
  • The Oxford History of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1989; second edition, 2002)
  • Venality: the Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • Jansenism: Catholic Resistance to Authority from the Reformation to the French Revolution (Macmillan, 1999)
  • The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2001)
  • Aristocracy and Its Enemies in the Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2009).

References

  1. Reid, Harry (22 July 1989). "Pageants of horror". Glasgow Herald. p. 20. Retrieved 22 December 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>