The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine - France 1793-1794 by Graeme Fife

The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine - France 1793-1794 by Graeme Fife

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From early 1793 to the summer of 1794, the young French Republic was subject to a reign of institutionalized terror. This period is recreated here by Graeme Fife, who uses contemporary documents, eye-witness accounts and reports to show the atmosphere of fear and suspicion that gripped the nation.

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A powerful and frightening account - based on fresh research and eye-witness accounts - of the great Terror that swept France after the Revolution of 1789. From early 1793 to the summer of 1794, the young French Republic was subject to a reign of institutionalised terror which grew ever more bloodthirsty and paranoid in its actions. Personified by Robespierre and the 'Angel of Death', Saint-Just, the Terror convulsed and very nearly ruined France - until they too met their fate under the guillotine. That extraordinary period - in many ways the precursor of Stalin's Great Terror of the 1930s - is vividly re-created by Graeme Fife. He has used contemporary documents, eye-witness accounts, and reports from the dreaded Committee of Public Safety, to show the atmosphere of fear, suspicion and betrayal that gripped France. But amidst the horror there was also great heroism and pathos - the author includes heartbreaking letters written by those awaiting execution.

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SKU GOR002887678
Title The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine - France 1793-1794
Author By (author) Graeme Fife
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 436
ISBN 10 0749950056
ISBN 13 9780749950057
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

A powerful and frightening account - based on fresh research and eye-witness accounts - of the great Terror that swept France after the Revolution of 1789. From early 1793 to the summer of 1794, the young French Republic was subject to a reign of institutionalised terror which grew ever more bloodthirsty and paranoid in its actions. Personified by Robespierre and the 'Angel of Death', Saint-Just, the Terror convulsed and very nearly ruined France - until they too met their fate under the guillotine. That extraordinary period - in many ways the precursor of Stalin's Great Terror of the 1930s - is vividly re-created by Graeme Fife. He has used contemporary documents, eye-witness accounts, and reports from the dreaded Committee of Public Safety, to show the atmosphere of fear, suspicion and betrayal that gripped France. But amidst the horror there was also great heroism and pathos - the author includes heartbreaking letters written by those awaiting execution.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002887678
Title The Terror: The Shadow of the Guillotine - France 1793-1794
Author By (author) Graeme Fife
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 436
ISBN 10 0749950056
ISBN 13 9780749950057
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.