skip to content
When the king took flight Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

When the king took flight

Author: Timothy Tackett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"On a June night in 1791, King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette fled Paris in disguise, hoping to escape the mounting turmoil of the French Revolution. They were arrested by a small group of citizens a few miles from the frontier and forced to return to Paris. Two years later, they would both die at the guillotine. Through this extraordinary story, and the events leading up to and away from it, Timothy Tackett  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Ludwig, Frankreich König XVI.; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Tackett
ISBN: 067401054X 9780674010543
OCLC Number: 50192120
Description: xi, 270 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Sire, you may not pass --
The king takes flight --
Our good city of Paris --
The fathers of the nation --
Fear and repression in the provinces --
To judge a king --
The months and years after --
Conclusion: the power of an event
Responsibility: Timothy Tackett.

Abstract:

"On a June night in 1791, King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette fled Paris in disguise, hoping to escape the mounting turmoil of the French Revolution. They were arrested by a small group of citizens a few miles from the frontier and forced to return to Paris. Two years later, they would both die at the guillotine. Through this extraordinary story, and the events leading up to and away from it, Timothy Tackett recounts in gripping novelistic style the dynamics and trajectory of the French Revolution." "The king's flight opens a window to the whole of French society. Each chapter spotlights the drama as it was experienced by a different segment of the population: from the great orators of the National Assembly to the Revolutionary officials and national guardsmen of small-town France; from Louis and Marie-Antoinette - and Marie's Swedish lover - to the ordinary men and women of Paris passionately committed to transforming their world. Tackett shows how Louis's flight reshaped popular attitudes toward kingship, intensified fears of invasion and conspiracy, and helped pave the way for the Reign of Terror."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50192120>
library:oclcnum"50192120"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/212882453>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1754"
schema:deathDate"1793"
schema:name"Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793."
schema:name"Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:description"Prologue -- Sire, you may not pass -- The king takes flight -- Our good city of Paris -- The fathers of the nation -- Fear and repression in the provinces -- To judge a king -- The months and years after -- Conclusion: the power of an event"@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/932394>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"When the king took flight"@en
schema:numberOfPages"270"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50192120>
schema:reviewBody""On a June night in 1791, King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette fled Paris in disguise, hoping to escape the mounting turmoil of the French Revolution. They were arrested by a small group of citizens a few miles from the frontier and forced to return to Paris. Two years later, they would both die at the guillotine. Through this extraordinary story, and the events leading up to and away from it, Timothy Tackett recounts in gripping novelistic style the dynamics and trajectory of the French Revolution." "The king's flight opens a window to the whole of French society. Each chapter spotlights the drama as it was experienced by a different segment of the population: from the great orators of the National Assembly to the Revolutionary officials and national guardsmen of small-town France; from Louis and Marie-Antoinette - and Marie's Swedish lover - to the ordinary men and women of Paris passionately committed to transforming their world. Tackett shows how Louis's flight reshaped popular attitudes toward kingship, intensified fears of invasion and conspiracy, and helped pave the way for the Reign of Terror."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.