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The Terror in the French Revolution By Hugh Gough

The Terror in the French Revolution

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In the STUDIES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY series, this book examines the arguments, analyses the Terror's background and charts the history that lies between the fall of the Bastille and the work of the guillotine during the Terror. Aimed at history undergraduates studying eighteenth century French history.

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The Terror in the French Revolution by Hugh Gough

Why has the guillotine become one of the best known symbols of the French Revolution? Why did a revolution, which set out to provide French people with constitutional government and freedom in 1789, end up with a dictatorship that executed tens of thousands of them in 1793-4? Such questions have fascinated observers of the French Revolution since the 1790s and those concerning the Terror have remained the most controversial. This book examines the arguments, analyses the Terror's background and plots a path through the historical minefield that lies between the fall of the Bastille in 1789 and the work of the guillotine during the Terror. It puts the Terror into context and shows how events and ideas interacted to create an event that has haunted the political imagination of Europe ever since.

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'This is a pithy, readable textbook which acts as an excellent introduction to the reams of material which have been written on the terror.' - History, Journal of the Historical Association

About Hugh Gough


HUGH GOUGH is Statutory Lecturer in History at University College Dublin.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Debate - An Unstable Revolution? 1789-1793 - The Terror 1793-1794 - Conclusion - Index

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GOR002880231
The Terror in the French Revolution by Hugh Gough
Hugh Gough
Studies in European History
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1997-11-30
112
0333601394
9780333601396
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