In his work on the French Revolution , Cobban did not see the bourgeoisie as capitalist and the nobility as partially progressive. He explained the revolutionary elite from the interaction of both groups. Cobban rejected the idea of a bourgeois revolution by characterizing France at the time as despotic, not feudal.
Cobban taught at University College London , among others .
- A History of Modern France (1961)
|DATE OF BIRTH
|May 24, 1901
|PLACE OF BIRTH
|DATE OF DEATH
|April 1, 1968
|Place of death