Robespierre : a revolutionary life /

Chronicles the life and times of the French Revolutionary figure, looking at little known aspects, including his nervousness, lust for power, and role in "the Terror."

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Main Author: McPhee, Peter, 1948-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction: 'Clay in the hands of writers'
  • Map of France
  • 1. A 'serious, grown-up, hardworking' little boy: Arras 1758-69
  • 2. 'An extremely strong desire to succeed': Paris 1769-81
  • 3. 'Such a talented man': Arras 1781-84
  • 4. 'Bachelorhood seems to encourage rebelliousness': Arras 1784-89
  • 5. "We are winning': Versailles 1789
  • 6. 'Daring to clean out the Augean stables': Paris 1789-91
  • 7. 'Numerous and implacable enemies': Arras 1791
  • 8. 'The Vengeance of the People': Paris 1791-92
  • 9. 'Did you want a Revolution without Revolution?': Paris 1792-93
  • 10. 'A complete regeneration': Paris, July-December 1793
  • 11. 'Men with changing tongues': Paris, January-June 1794
  • 12. 'The unhappiest man alive': Paris, July 1794
  • Epilogue: 'That modern Procrustes'
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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