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Forming Revolutionary Government

Howard G. Brown

in War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205425
eISBN:
9780191676628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the formation of the revolutionary government in France during the later part of the 18th century. The destruction of executive power between April 1792 and April ... More


The Making of a Terrorist, 1792–1794

Jeff Horn

in The Making of a Terrorist: Alexandre Rousselin and the French Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197529928
eISBN:
9780197529959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529928.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

As Danton’s secretary and an activist in Paris, Alexandre Rousselin was baptized in Revolutionary violence during the September Massacres. With the establishment of the Republic, the hopes and fears ... More


Adopting the Terror

Lindsay A. H. Parker

in Writing the Revolution: A French Woman's History in Letters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931026
eISBN:
9780199345700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, World Modern History

Chapter 5 follows Rosalie’s evolving political ideology into the Reign of Terror, which she came to support. It begins in early 1793, when widespread fear of conspiracy, the dangers of war, and the ... More


Why Confusion? Why the Commune?

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Historians have generally seen the French declaration of war against Prussia on July 19, 1870, as doubly determined. From its inception, the Government of National Defense took as its primary ... More


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