Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Books on the French Revolution

Soon to be released.
Time and the French Revolution: The Republican Calendar, 1789-Year XIV by Matthew Shaw
Release Date: August 18, 2011
The French Republican Calendar was perhaps the boldest of all the reforms undertaken in Revolutionary France. Introduced in 1793 and used until 1806, the Calendar not only reformed the weeks and months of the year, but decimalised the hours of the day and dated the year from the beginning of the French Republic. (Read more.)


Stephanie A. Mann said...

That looks like a very interesting book! I have another book project in the works (discussed it with my publisher at CWG/CMN), but every so often I think about writing a book about France: either a Catholic pilgrimage guide to Paris (based on the experience of eight trips there) or a discourse on how the French Revolutionary leaders targeted the Catholic Church and Christianity for destruction!

elena maria vidal said...

Those are wonderful ideas, Stepahnie! Go for it!