The French Revolution Sourcebook / Edition 1

The French Revolution Sourcebook / Edition 1

by John Hardman
     
 

This selection of original documents in English translation examines the constitutional and political problems of France in the decade 1785-1795 through the writings of contemporaries. This text gives a full picture of the pre-Revolutionary period, the Constituent Assembly, and the Terror and provides an extraordinarily vivid guide to this key historical period.

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This selection of original documents in English translation examines the constitutional and political problems of France in the decade 1785-1795 through the writings of contemporaries. This text gives a full picture of the pre-Revolutionary period, the Constituent Assembly, and the Terror and provides an extraordinarily vivid guide to this key historical period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340719831
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/02/1998
Series:
An Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
IThe Fall of the Ancien Regime
1Doubts7
2The breakdown of relations between crown and Parlement18
3The Assembly of Notables25
4The edicts of 8 May 178850
5Preparations for the Estates64
6The cahiers de doleances and the elections75
IIThe Constitutional Monarchy
1From Estates-General to National Assembly, May-July 178987
2The legislative work of the National Assembly, 1789-1791109
3The response of Louis XVI to the Revolution122
IIIThe National Convention
1Girondins and Montagnards151
2The constitution of 1793 and its Enrage critics172
3Gouvernement revolutionnaire: politics, Terror and bureaucracy183
4The Hebertists and the Dantonists199
5Robespierre's red summer213
6The Thermidorian reaction239
Further reading254
Index256

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