The History of the French Revolution: Volume 3

The History of the French Revolution: Volume 3

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Marie-Louis-Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) was a prominent figure in a turbulent period in French history. Described by Karl Marx as a 'monstrous gnome' and condemned by the left for suppressing the Paris Commune of 1871, he enjoyed a controversial political career, but it is for his epic Histoire de la Revolution Francaise that he is chiefly remembered today. It was first published in French in ten volumes between 1823 and 1827, and in 1838 Frederic Shoberl's English translation made it a staple of British bookshelves. Consolidated into five volumes and illustrated with an array of engravings, this edition presents readers with a history of events spanning more than a decade of revolution and war, and remains one of the most comprehensive accounts of the French Revolution. Volume 3 opens by analysing the state of France in May 1793, and concludes with an account of Robespierre and his downfall in 1794.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 b/w illus.
  • 1139087843
  • 9781139087841

Table of contents

The National Convention: State of France after the 31st of May; Means employed by the Convention against the Federalists; Distribution of the powers, and march of public opinion since the 31st of May; Anniversary of the 10th of August, and festival for the acceptance of the constitution; Movement of the armies in August and September, 1793; Attacks on the Committee of Public Welfare; Siege and reduction of Lyons; Effects of the revolutionary laws; Return of Danton; End of the campaign of 1793; Struggle between the Herbertists and Dantonists; Concentration of all the powers in the hands of the Committee; State of Europe at the commencement of 1794 (year II); Internal situation.
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