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The Terror in the French Revolution (Studies in European History)

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Why has the guillotine become one of the best known symbols of the French Revolution? Why did a revolution, which set out to provide French people with constitutional government and freedom in 1789, end up with a dictatorship that executed tens of thousands of them in 1793-4? Such questions have fascinated observers of the French Revolution since the 1790s and those concerning the Terror have remained the most controversial.

This book examines the arguments, analyses the Terror's background and plots a path through the historical minefield that lies between the fall of the Bastille in 1789 and the work of the guillotine during the Terror. It puts the Terror into context and shows how events and ideas interacted to create an event that has haunted the political imagination of Europe ever since.

About the Author

Hugh Gough is Statutory Lecturer in History at University College Dublin.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Debate - An Unstable Revolution? 1789-1793 - The Terror 1793-1794 - Conclusion - Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312176730
Author:
Gough, Hugh
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan <div>Introduction: The Debate - An Unstable Revolution? 1789-1793 - The Terror 1793-1794 - Conclusion - Index<br></div>
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
English language
Subject:
History
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
France
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Academic writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
France - History - Reign of Terror, 1793-
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Studies in European History
Series Volume:
no. 44
Publication Date:
19980115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » France » 18th Century and Revolutionary

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