Larned's History of the World Volume 4

Larned's History of the World Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of agitation and discussion, --clubs of the Jacobins, the Cordeliers, 2mc-i the Feuillants and the like, --where fear, distrust dut-. and jealousy were soon engendering ferocious etc. Taine, The French Revolution 2: bk. 4 Death of Mirabeau, April, 1791 Adoption of a constitution Election of a legislative assembly Oct., 1791 The Girondists in power, 1792 conflicts among the revolutionists themselves. And outside of France, on the border where the fugitive nobles lurked, intrigue was always active, striving to enlist foreign help for King Louis against his subjects. In April, 1791, Mirabeau, whose influence had been a powerful restraint upon the revolution, died. In June, the king made an attempt to escape from his durance in Paris, but was captured at Varennes and brought back. Angry demands for his deposition were now made, and a tumultuous republican demonstration occurred, on the Champ de Mars, which Lafayette and the mayor of Paris, Bailly, dispersed by force. Republicanism had not yet got its footing. In the constitution, which the assembly completed at this time, the throne was left undisturbed. The king accepted the instrument, and a constitutional monarchy appeared to have taken the place of the absolute monarchy of the past. It was an appearance maintained for little more than a year. The constituent national assembly being dissolved, gave way to a legislative assembly, elected under the new constitution. In the legislative assembly the republicans appeared with a strength which soon gave them control. They were divided into various groups; but the most eloquent and energetic of these, coming from Bordeaux and the department of the Gironde, fixed the name of Girondists upon the party to which they belonged. The king, as more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627113
  • 9781236627117