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The gilded youth of Thermidor

Author: François Gendron
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1993.
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In this historical account of the Thermidorian Reaction following the fall of Robespierre in July of 1794, Francois Gendron describes how the sans-culottes - the lower-class radicals who had been the mainspring and vanguard of the French Revolution - were crushed, and analyses the role played by the jeunesse doree in their defeat. The jeunesse doree, or "gilded youth," were a parallel militia recruited from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Gendron
ISBN: 077350902X 9780773509023
OCLC Number: 27068384
Notes: Translation of: La jeunesse sous Thermidor.
Description: xiv, 212 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Jeunesse sous Thermidor.
Responsibility: François Gendron ; translated by James Cookson.
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An historical account of the Thermidorian Reaction following the fall of Robespierre in July of 1794. The book provides an examination of the 36,000 files of the Revolutionary police to reconstruct  Read more...

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