The History of the French Revolution: Volume 4

The History of the French Revolution: Volume 4

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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 4 begins with the consequences of Robespierre's downfall and concludes with an analysis of Napoleon's Italian victories in 1796.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 b/w illus.
  • 1139087851
  • 9781139087858

Table of contents

The National Convention: Consequences of the ninth of Thermidor; Renewal of military operations; Winter of the year III; Conquest of Holland; Peace with Holland; Last conflicts between the Mountaineers and the Thermidorians; State of the armies; Intrigues of the Royalist party in the sections; The Directory: installation of the Directory; Continuation of the administration operations of the Directory; Campaign of 1796; Clarke at headquarters.show more