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A socialist history of the French Revolution

Author: Jean Jaurès; Mitchell Abidor; Henry Heller
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Abridged edition]View all editions and formats
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"Written in the midst of his activities as leader of the Socialist Party and editor of its newspaper, Jean Jaurès intended this book to serve as both a guide and an inspiration to political action. Mitchell Abidor's accomplished translation and Jaurès's lively originality and willingness to criticise all players in this great drama make this unique book a true classic on the French Revolution."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Jaurès; Mitchell Abidor; Henry Heller
ISBN: 9780745335001 0745335004 9780745334998 0745334997
OCLC Number: 910104145
Language Note: Text in English translated from the French.
Description: xxvi, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Henry Heller --
Translator's note --
Introduction --
The causes of the Revolution --
July 14, 1789 --
National lands --
The revolutionary "Journées" --
The flight to Varennes --
The insurrection of August 10, 1792 --
The September massacres --
The battle of Valmy --
The trial of the king --
The Enragés against the high cost of living --
The revolution of May 31 and June 2, 1793 --
Marat's assassination --
Dechristianization --
The dictatorship of public safety and the fight against the factions --
The terror and fall of Robespierre --
How should we judge the revolutionaries?
Other Titles: Histoire socialiste de la Révolution française.
Responsibility: Jean Jaurès ; abridged and translated by Mitchell Abidor ; introduction by Henry Heller.

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The classic guide to political activism from the French Revolution's hero Jean Jaures rediscovered and published in English for the first time  Read more...

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The death of a single human being can mean a great battle lost for all humanity: the murder of Jaures was one such disaster. -- Romain Rolland

 
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