A People's History of the French Revolution

A People's History of the French Revolution


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ISBN-13: 9781781689844
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 509,411
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Eric Hazan is the founder of the publisher La Fabrique and the author of several books, including Notes on the Occupation and the highly acclaimed Invention of Paris. He has lived in Paris, France, all his life.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 How Things Stood

France under Louis XVI 13

2 Towards the Estates-General

Impending bankruptcy, the rebellion of the Parlements, provincial disturbances, elections 37

3 May to September 1789

The Estates-General, the Constituent Assembly at Versailles - the Tennis Court oath, the storming of the Bastille, the Great Fear, the night of 4 August, the Declaration of Rights 57

4 October 1789 to July 1790

The Constituent Assembly in Paris - The journées of 5 and 6 October, the clubs, administrative reorganization, the Fête de la Fédération 85

5 July 1790 to September 1791

The Nancy massacre, the flight to Varennes, the massacre on the Champ-de-Mars, repression 119

6 October 1791 to June 1792

The legislative Assembly moves towards war, the duel between Brissot and Robespierre, the first defeats 145

7 June to August 1792

The journée of 20 June, the Brunswick Manifesto, the taking of the Tuileries, the end of the monarchy, the September massacres 163

8 September 1792 to January 1793

The opening of the Convention - Valmy the proclamation of the Republic, the clash between Gironde and Montagne, the trial and execution of the king 193

9 October 1792 to June 1793

From victory to defeat, the declaration of war against England and Spain, the insurrection in the Vendée, the fall of the Gironde 217

10 June to October 1793

The federalist' uprisings, the Committee of Public Safety, the assassination of Marat, the Enragés and the popular movement, the general maximum 255

11 October to December 1793

Trial and execution of the Girondins, the Wattignies victory the end of the Vendée war, the repression 287

12 Autumn 1793

Dechristianization, the cultural revolution of year II, the Frimaire reversal 305

13 Brumaire to Germinal Year II / November 1793 to April 1794

The 'foreign-plot', the fall of the 'factions': trial and execution of the Cordeliers and Dantonists 327

14 April to July 1794

The dramas of Germinal and Thermidor 363

Epilogue: The Meaning of 9 Thermidor 411

Index 417

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