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Incidence of the Terror during the French Revolution

A Statistical Interpretation

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ISBN 9780674282445

Publication: January 1935

196 pages

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If we are to understand the Terror, we must be pure spectators, an audience witnessing a tragedy, moved but not involved. Donald Greer therefore makes a statistical approach to the problem, since it alone provides certain dispassionate, objective results. He determines how many people were executed during the period, the geographical distribution of the victims, and their social positions. With these facts in hand he goes on to several interesting correlations that challenge the attention of all students of the time. It is only fair to say, however, that Greer is fully aware of the pitfalls inevitably to be met along the path he has chosen!