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Hardman, John 1944-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 177 publications in 3 languages and 6,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Biographies  Graphic novels  Personal correspondence  Comic books, strips, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Creator
Classifications: DC137, 944.035092
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Most widely held works by John Hardman
Louis XVI by John Hardman( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Louis XVI, which ended in 1793 with the guillotining of the king and his queen, Marie-Antoinette, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. Yet there have been no scholarly studies of Louis in any language, a result of the destruction or dispersal of the king's personal papers and documents. John Hardman, who has spent many years tracking down the primary sources, now fills the gap with this engrossing and perceptive account of Louis's reign. Hardman divides his story into three periods. His account of the first twelve years of Louis's reign, from 1774 to 1786, penetrates the secret workings of absolute monarchy in the last stage of its development. During this period, Hardman shows, the King was capable, especially in the fields of foreign affairs and public finance, but also austere, enigmatic and at times callous. The second part of the book, from 1787-9, opens with Louis's great personal reform initiative, presented to the Assembly of Notables and one of the pivotal events of the reign. Here Hardman discusses the disintegration of the regime, the loss of Louis' personal composure, and the corresponding rise in the influence of Marie-Antoinette. The King's often misunderstood attitude to the Estates-General in 1789, he argues, determined the whole character and course of the French Revolution. The main political theme of the final section, from 1789-93, is the King's attitude towards the Revolution as embodied in the Constitution of 1791. But here the political drama is replaced in part by a human one: as Louis's political role declined, his character, tempered by suffering, appears increasingly sympathetic. In the end, Louis emerges as a ruler with clear ideas and a genuine concern for the French people, and the flight to Varennes and the King's imprisonment and execution take on a new poignancy
The life of Louis XVI by John Hardman( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis XVI of France, who was guillotined in 1793 during the Revolution and Reign of Terror, is commonly portrayed in fiction and film either as a weak and stupid despot in thrall to his beautiful, shallow wife, Marie Antoinette, or as a cruel and treasonous tyrant. Historian John Hardman disputes both these versions in a fascinating new biography of the ill-fated monarch. Based in part on new scholarship that has emerged over the past two decades, Hardman's illuminating study describes a highly educated ruler who, though indecisive, possessed sharp political insight and a talent for foreign policy; who often saw the dangers ahead but could not or would not prevent them; and whose great misfortune was to be caught in the violent center of a major turning point in history
Louis XVI, the silent king by John Hardman( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French politics, 1774-1789 : from the accession of Louis XVI to the fall of the Bastille by John Hardman( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major study, John Hardman examines the political system in France in the closing years of the Ancient Regime. Although he considers the political origins of the Revolution, his main emphasis is not on the coming storm but on the way the country was governed under the system so soon to be swept away. The questions he addresses - all of them basic, yet many are being answered here for the first time - include what the political institutions and underlying power structures were; who operated and controlled them; how and why ministers were appointed and dismissed; where and how decisions were taken; how far the royal administration stemmed from the king himself; and what his roles in theory and practice actually were
The French Revolution : the fall of the ancien regime to the Thermidorian Reaction, 1785-1795 by John Hardman( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Revolution documents by J. M Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robespierre by John Hardman( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A provincial lawyer from Arras, Robespierre (1758-94) dominated France at the height of the Revolution - the event which, more than any other, has shaped modern history. In this book John Hardman gets behind the polished but chilly surface of the public persona by examining Robespierre at his desk rather than at the rostrum."--BOOK JACKET. "Concentrating on Robespierre's administration rather than his rhetoric, the book offers not only an original analysis of its formidable protagonist, but also a dramatic vantage point from which to survey the main phase of the Revolution itself, from the fall of the ancien regime to the end of the Terror."--Jacket
The French Revolution sourcebook by John Hardman( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture to revolution : the 1787 Assembly of Notables and the crisis of France's old regime by John Hardman( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear analytical narrative of the French Assembly of Notables of 1787. John Hardman brings together the various facets of this seminal assembly, which have generally been considered in isolation (the king, the royal council, the Notables, the role of Necker, and of the public) into a single integrated account
Louis XVI and the comte de Vergennes : correspondence 1774-1787 by Louis( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Men, Little Miss : Little Miss Daredevil : the Incredible Race! by John Hardman( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Daredevil is competing in the Incredible Race and, regardless of the event, she is in it to win
Mr. Bump, lights, camera, bump by John Hardman( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bump is stuck inside his TV! With every change of the channel, he finds himself in the middle of a different show. Whether he's dancing with the Little Misses, surviving on a desert isle, or ghost hunting, Mr. Bump is must-see TV! But will he ever get home again?
French Revolution documents( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Revolution documents by John Hardman( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French revolution documents by John Hardman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Daredevil : the Incredible Race! by John Hardman( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Daredevil is competing in the Incredible Race and, regardless of the event, she is in it to win
French revolution documents( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie-Antoinette : the making of a French queen by John Hardman( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen. Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding the events that engulfed her. In this new account, John Hardman redresses the balance and sheds fresh light on Marie-Antoinette's story. Hardman shows how Marie-Antoinette played a significant but misunderstood role in the crisis of the monarchy. Drawing on new sources, he describes how, from the outset, Marie-Antoinette refused to prioritize the aggressive foreign policy of her mother, Maria-Theresa, bravely took over the helm from Louis XVI after the collapse of his morale, and, when revolution broke out, listened to the Third Estate and worked closely with repentant radicals to give the constitutional monarchy a fighting chance. For the first time, Hardman demonstrates exactly what influence Marie-Antoinette had and when and how she exerted it
French revolution documents by J. M Roberts( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Revolution Documents; Volume II, 1792-1795 by John Hardman( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Louis XVI
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Louis XVI, the silent kingFrench politics, 1774-1789 : from the accession of Louis XVI to the fall of the BastilleRobespierreThe French Revolution sourcebookOverture to revolution : the 1787 Assembly of Notables and the crisis of France's old regimeMr. Bump, lights, camera, bump
Alternative Names
Hardman, John 1944-

Languages
English (149)

French (10)

Italian (1)