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The King's Trial: Louis XVI Vs. the French Revolution

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On August 10, 1792, Louis XVI of France abandoned his Paris chateau, walked across the Tuileries gardens, and surrendered his crown. In the tumultuous months that followed, he was tried, found guilty, and sent to the guillotine. When originally published, David Jordan's riveting account of that turbulent time identified key issues, focused attention on a matter once considered only an episode of French history, and reframed the academic debate on the meaning of the most significant trial in French history. His new preface considers the scholarship of the past twenty-five years and places The King's Trial in the current context.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Preface to the 1979 Edition

Acknowledgments

Prologue: The King's Longest Night

I. The Question of the King

II. The End of the Monarchy

III. The King Can Do No Wrong

IV. The Man of the Temple

V. The Accusation

VI. A Lawyer for the King

VII. The King's Defense

VIII. The King and Desperate Men

IX. The First Two Votes

X. The Vote on Death

XI. The King Must Die

XII. The March to the Scaffold

XIII. The Memory of a King

Epilogue

Appendix: The Third Appel Nominal

A General Note on Sources and Authorities

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520043992
Author:
Jordan, David P.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Jordan, David P.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Europe - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Louis XVI vs. the Fr
Publication Date:
19810224
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .75 in 15 oz

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