Paris sous la Terreur

TitleParis sous la Terreur
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsLever, Évelyne
Number of Pages334

Fratricidal quarrels, power struggles, denunciations, arrests, executions, devastating power of hatred and passionate debates… the aptly named Terror was one of the biggest tears in history ,where force won over law. It is this ever-renewed fury that the author evokes in this book. She gives the reader a brilliant account of the events taking place in the capital during the months which saw the fall of the monarchy, the execution of the king, the radicalization of the Revolution and the installation of a revolutionary dictatorship. The institutionalized Terror became a form of government. The principal actors of the epic are present in this breathtaking fresco: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the great leaders of revolutionaries, Robespierre, Danton, Marat, women passionate for the causes they defended, such as Madame Roland, and also Parisians in their daily lives, whether they were aristocrats, bourgeois, or sans-culottes. [translated and modified from author]

Translated TitleParis under the Terror
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