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Twelve who ruled : the year of the Terror in the French Revolution

Author: R R Palmer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1989, ©1941.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Bicentennial edView all editions and formats
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In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a ""reign of terror, "" with a Committee of Public Safety at its head. R.R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and collectively, recounting and assessing their tumultuous struggles  Read more...
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Palmer, R.R. (Robert Roswell), 1909-2002.
Twelve who ruled.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1989, ©1941
(DLC) 90102894
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R R Palmer
ISBN: 140084939X 9781400849390
OCLC Number: 888290027
Description: 1 online resource (415 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD TO THE PRINCETON CLASSIC EDITION; PREFACE TO THE BICENTENNIAL EDITION; I. TWELVE TERRORISTS TO BE; II. THE FIFTH SUMMER OF THE REVOLUTION; III. ORGANIZING THE TERROR; IV. THE BEGINNING OF VICTORY; V. THE ""FOREIGN PLOT"" AND 14 FRIMAIRE; VI. REPUBLIC IN MINIATURE; VII. DOOM AT LYONS; VIII. THE MISSIONS TO ALSACE; IX. THE MISSIONS TO BRITTANY; X. DICTATED ECONOMY; XI. FINDING THE NARROW WAY; XII. VENTÔSE; XIII. THE CULMINATION; XIV. THE RUSH UPON EUROPE; XV. THE FALL; EPILOGUE; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY; INDEX.
Responsibility: by R.R. Palmer ; [with a new pref. by the author].
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In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a ""reign of terror, "" with a Committee of Public Safety at its head. R.R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and collectively, recounting and assessing their tumultuous struggles in Paris and their repressive missions in the provinces. A new foreword by Isser Woloch explains why this book has been, and deserves to remain, an enduring classic in French revo.

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