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The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674979895

Publication Date: 11/20/2017


480 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 3 maps

Belknap Press


  • List of Illustrations*
  • List of Maps**
  • Introduction: The Revolutionary Process
  • 1. The Revolutionaries and Their World in 1789
  • 2. The Spirit of ’89
  • 3. The Breakdown of Authority
  • 4. The Menace of Counterrevolution
  • 5. Between Hope and Fear
  • 6. The Factionalization of France
  • 7. Fall of the Monarchy
  • 8. The First Terror
  • 9. The Convention and the Trial of the King
  • 10. The Crisis of ’93
  • 11. Revolution and Terror until Victory
  • 12. The Year II and the Great Terror
  • Conclusion: Becoming a Terrorist
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Sources and Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • The Tennis Court Oath
    • Attack on the Bastille
    • Market women leave Paris en route to Versailles
    • Federation Ball
    • Confrontation between Catholics and Protestants in Montauban
    • The king’s flight halted by the national guard in Varennes
    • Maximilien Robespierre
    • Jacques-Pierre Brissot
    • Storming of the Tuileries Palace
    • A pro-Montagnard image of the people entering the Legislative Assembly
    • Memorial service for the patriots killed in the attack on the Tuileries
    • Enrollment of volunteers in Paris
    • Trial of Louis XVI
    • The representative on mission, Jean-Baptiste Milhaud
    • A surveillance committee during the Terror
    • Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Corday
    • Brissot and the Girondins sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Tribunal
    • Festival of the Supreme Being
    • Nine emigrants are guillotined after they had returned to France
    • 9 Thermidor Year II in the Convention
  • ** Maps
    • France in 1789
    • Revolutionary France in 1791
    • Paris in 1792

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