Georges Lefebvre





Georges Lefebvre (6 August 1874 – 28 August 1959) was a French historian, best known for his work on the French Revolution and peasant life. He coined the term "history from below", which was later popularised by the British Marxist Historians, and the phrase the "death certificate of the old order" to describe the Great Fear of 1789. Among his most significant works was the 1924 book Les Paysans du Nord pendant la Révolution française ("The Peasants of the North During the French Revolution"), which was the result of 20 years of research into the role of the peasantry during the revolutionary period. Continue Reading »



The French Revolution: From its Origins to 1793
The French Revolution: From 1793 to 1799
The Coming of the French Revolution
The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism


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