Etudes et lecons sur la Revolution Francaise: Volume 1

Etudes et lecons sur la Revolution Francaise: Volume 1

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Alphonse Aulard (1849-1928) was the first French historian to use nineteenth-century historicist methods in the study of the French Revolution. Pioneered by German historians such as Leopold van Ranke, this approach emphasised empiricism, objectivity and the scientific pursuit of facts, rather than the philosophical and literary concerns that had guided earlier scholars. Aulard's commitment to archival investigation is evidenced by the many edited collections of primary sources that appear in his extensive publication record. In these eight volumes of papers analysing the French Revolution (published 1893-1921), Aulard sought to apply the principles of historicism to reveal the truth. The work draws on earlier journal articles and lectures which Aulard delivered as Professor of the History of the French Revolution at the Sorbonne, a post he had held since 1885. Volume 1 (1893) focuses on the final year of the French monarchy, the dawn of the Republic, and the more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 1139086154
  • 9781139086158

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Avertissement; 1. Lecon d'ouverture du cours d'histoire de la Revolution francaise ... la Faculte des lettres de Paris; 2. Le programme royal aux elections de 1789; 3. Le serment du Jeu du Paume; 4. Le club des Jacobins sous la monarchie; 5. Andre Chenier homme politique; 6. La proclamation de la Republique en 1792; 7. Les comptes de Danton; 8. La statue de Danton; 9. Les responsabilites de Carnot; 10. Une gazette militaire en l'an II; 11. La presse officieuse sous la Terreur; 12. L'art et la politique en l'an II; 13. Aux apologistes de Robespierre; 14. Robespierre et le gendarme more