The Coming Of The Terror In The French Revolution
Between 1793 and 1794, thousands of French citizens were imprisoned and hundreds sent to the guillotine by a powerful dictatorship that claimed to be acting in the public interest. Only a few years earlier, revolutionaries had proclaimed a new era of tolerance, equal justice, and human rights. How and why did the French Revolution’s lofty ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror?“By attending to the role of emotions in propelling the Terror, Tackett steers a more nuanced course than many previous historians have managed…Imagined terrors, as…Tackett very usefully reminds us, can have even more political potency than real ones.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket 0674736559. Dust jacket lightly shelf worn and scuffed with some small tears.; Boards are square, flat, and clean. Tight binding. Text body is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has been placed in a removable plastic cover.; 9.2 X 6.4 X 1.6 inches; 480 pages.
The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution
This book presents an age of nationalism, imperialism, modernization, industrialism, and great cultural achievement, stretching from 1800, when Europe was awash in the wake of the French Revolution, the reign of terror, and the coming rise of Napoleon, to Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination in 1914. Concise biographical entries provide basic information on the great talents of the era-Beethoven, the Romantic poets, Hegel-as well as leaders in the modernization and industrialization of Western culture.