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Chouannerie and Counter-Revolution, Part 1 By Maurice Hutt

Chouannerie and Counter-Revolution, Part 1 by Maurice Hutt

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Chouannerie had its origins in the rifts which opened in Breton society during the French Revolution. Mounting resistance to the Republicans led to a civil war whose bitterness was exacerbated by the involvement of outsiders; for Chouannerie offered a chance of bringing down the Republic.

Chouannerie and Counter-Revolution, Part 1 Summary

Chouannerie and Counter-Revolution, Part 1: Puisaye, the Princes and the British Government in the 1790s by Maurice Hutt

Chouannerie had its origins in the rifts which opened in Breton society during the French Revolution. Mounting resistance to the Republicans led to a civil war whose bitterness was exacerbated by the involvement of outsiders; for Chouannerie offered a chance of bringing down the Republic. That was the aim of count Joseph de Puisaye; of the British government, yet again at war with the French; and of the Bourbon Princes in exile, who nevertheless feared that the insurgents in Brittany might prove too independent, and that their perfidious allies in Britain be more dangerous than useful. This carefully documented study sifts the legends and unravels the misrepresentations which have been transmitted by royalist Whites and republican Blues. This has entailed the extensive use of a mass of archival material, much of which is being systematically used for the first time.

Table of Contents

Part I. 1. La Vendee and the Chouannerie; 2. The making of a royalist chef; 3. Puisaye's first efforts in Brittany; 4. The British government and the Princes; 5. Puisaye as 'ally' and 'instrument'; 6. A winter of disappointments; 7. Final preparations; Part II. 8. Quiberon; 9. Aftermath; 10. the Prince on Yeu and Puisaye in Brittany; 11. The balance of forces, spring 1796; 12. The 'pacification'; 13. Puisaye, the Agency and the Princes; 14. An active retirement.

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GOR010905797
9780521089135
0521089131
Chouannerie and Counter-Revolution, Part 1: Puisaye, the Princes and the British Government in the 1790s by Maurice Hutt
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2008-10-30
292
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