Regicide and Revolution: Speeches at the Trial of Louis XVI

Regicide and Revolution: Speeches at the Trial of Louis XVI

by Michael Walzer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231082592

ISBN-13: 9780231082594

Pub. Date: 03/18/1993

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Maintaining that the trial and public execution of Louis XVI was an absolutely essential part of the French Revolution, Walzer discusses two types of regicide: the first, committed by would-be kings or their agents, left the monarchy's mystique and divine right intact, while the second was a revolutionary act intended to destroy it completely.

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Overview

Maintaining that the trial and public execution of Louis XVI was an absolutely essential part of the French Revolution, Walzer discusses two types of regicide: the first, committed by would-be kings or their agents, left the monarchy's mystique and divine right intact, while the second was a revolutionary act intended to destroy it completely.

Walzer defends the trial and execution of Louis XVI as necessary, since it not only tried to destroy the monarchy's mystique and divine right, but also required the deputies to fully explain their guiding philosophies and applied the rules of judicial process to establish equality before the law.

New to this edition is an appendix containing "Revolutionary Justice," Ferenc Feher's classic rebuttal to Walzer's thesis, and Walzer's response, "The King's Trial and the Political Culture of the Revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231082594
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/18/1993
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Morningside EditionPreface to the Original EditionTranslator's PrefaceRegicide and Revolution1. Two Kinds of Regicide2. The Old Regime3. The King and the Law4. The Revolutionary Argument5. A Defense of the Trial and Execution of Louis XVIThe Speeches1. Maihle: 7 November 17922. Morisson: 13 November 17923. Saint-Just: 13 November 17924. Paine: 21 November 17925. Robespierre: 3 December 17926. Condorcet: 3 December 17927. Marat: 3 December 17928. Saint-Just: 27 December 17929. Robespierrre: 28 December 179210. Vergniaud: 31 December 179211. Paine: 7 January 1793Appendix1. Revolutionary Justice by Ferenc Feher2. The Kind's Trial and the Political Culture of the Revolution by Michael Walzer3. Excerpts from the Constitution of 1791Index of Names

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