Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
Princeton University Press, 23 mrt. 2014 - 888 pagina's
Historians of the French Revolution used to take for granted what was also obvious to its contemporary observers—that the Revolution was shaped by the radical ideas of the Enlightenment. Yet in recent decades, scholars have argued that the Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics, economics, or culture—almost anything but abstract notions like liberty or equality. In Revolutionary Ideas, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment restores the Revolution’s intellectual history to its rightful central role. Drawing widely on primary sources, Jonathan Israel shows how the Revolution was set in motion by radical eighteenth-century doctrines, how these ideas divided revolutionary leaders into vehemently opposed ideological blocs, and how these clashes drove the turning points of the Revolution.
In this compelling account, the French Revolution stands once again as a culmination of the emancipatory and democratic ideals of the Enlightenment. That it ended in the Terror represented a betrayal of those ideas—not their fulfillment.
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CHAPTER 16 Robespierres Putsch June 1793
Overturning the Revolutions Core Values
CHAPTER 18 DeChristianization 179394
CHAPTER 19 The Terror September 1793March 1794
CHAPTER 20 The Terrors Last Months MarchJuly 1794
CHAPTER 21 Thermidor
CHAPTER 22 PostThermidor 179597
Holland Italy and the Levant
CHAPTER 8 The Feuillant Revolution July 1791April 1792
CHAPTER 9 The General Revolution Begins 179192
CHAPTER 10 The Revolutionary Summer of 1792
CHAPTER 11 Republicans Divided September 1792March 1793
CHAPTER 12 The General Revolution from Valmy to the Fall of Mainz 179293
CHAPTER 13 The Worlds First Democratic Constitution 1793
Securing the Revolution
CHAPTER 15 Black Emancipation
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