Etudes et lecons sur la Revolution Francaise: Volume 4

Etudes et lecons sur la Revolution Francaise: Volume 4

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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 philosophical or literary concerns. 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 4 (1904) covers education under the Terror, the rise of socialism, and the life of Georges Jacques Danton, a leading figure in the more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 1139086200
  • 9781139086202

Table of contents

1. L'education scolaire des hommes de la Revolution; 2. Les origines historiques du socialisme francais; 3. L'enfance et la jeunesse de Danton; 4. Danton au district des Cordeliers et ... la Commune de Paris; 5. Danton au club des Cordeliers et au department de Paris; 6. Danton en 1791 et en 1792; 7. Danton et la revolution du 10 ao-t 1792; 8. Danton ... la Convention nationale; 9. Le centenaire de la Legion d'honneur; 10. Napoleon et l'athee more