In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution

In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution

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For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but rather by “timeless” standards of morality. In this succinct essay, Sophie Wahnich explains how, contrary to prevailing interpretations,… (more)

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Publisher: Verso (August 07, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 840 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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