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As the preface says, this is not a history of the Revolution, but a picture of life in Paris under it.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-411-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 4,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 567
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-411-5
$222.00
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As the preface says, this is not a history of the Revolution, but a picture of life in Paris under it. It does not treat the history of the National Convention, but it lists various delegations to it;the Commune; the reception of Monroe as American minister; the events of the first half of 1794; love-letters of a revolutionary journalist, Madame Roland, and the emigres; the British in Paris; the promised letters of the convicted; the fall of Rovespierre; and the fate of the Committee of Public Safety. Appendices on the profanation of tombs, the Revolutionary Calendar; showing that certain revolutionary phrases were not originial with the men associated with them; and the errors in Carlyle's history.

As the preface says, this is not a history of the Revolution, but a picture of life in Paris under it. It does not treat the history of the National Convention, but it lists various delegations to it;the Commune; the reception of Monroe as American minister; the events of the first half of 1794; love-letters of a revolutionary journalist, Madame Roland, and the emigres; the British in Paris; the promised letters of the convicted; the fall of Rovespierre; and the fate of the Committee of Public Safety. Appendices on the profanation of tombs, the Revolutionary Calendar; showing that certain revolutionary phrases were not originial with the men associated with them; and the errors in Carlyle's history.

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John Goldworth Alger

  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 11)
  • ADDENDA (page 15)
  • PARIS IN 1789-94: CHAPTER I THE PARIS OF THE REVOLUTION, AND WHAT REMAINS OF IT (page 17)
  • CHAPTER II: DEPUTATIONS OF THE ASSEMBLIES (page 67)
  • CHAPTER III: THE PARIS COMMUNE (page 134)
  • CHAPTER IV: THE PARIS SECTONS (page 165)
  • CHAPTER V: PARIS DAY BY DAY (page 211)
  • CHAPTER VI: LIFE IN PARIS (page 267)
  • CHAPTER VII: AMOR OMNIA VINCIT (page 303)
  • CHAPTER VIII: THE BRITISH COLONY IN PARIS (page 340)
  • CHAPTER IX: PRISON DOCUMENTS (page 380)
  • CHAPTER X: PRISON DOCUMENTS (page 400)
  • CHAPTER XI: THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE (page 455)
  • CHAPTER XII: THE FATE OF THE REVOLUTIONISTS (page 506)
  • APPENDICES (page 535)
  • APPENDIX A: PROFANATION OF TOMBS (page 537)
  • APPENDIX B: CONCORDANCE OF GREGORIAN AND JACOBIN CALENDARS (page 541)
  • APPENDIX C: REVOLUTIONARY PHRASES (page 543)
  • APPENDIX D: CORRIGENDA IN CARLYLE'S "FRENCH REVOLUTION" (page 546)
  • INDEX OF NAMES (page 557)