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A Model of Conduct from the Age of Chivalry? Honour, International Decline and the End of the Bourbon Monarchy

Hamish Scott

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The decline of France as a European power is an established eighteenth-century development and one that was laid at the Bourbon monarchy's door by its critics during the ancien régime. Within a ... More


1790: Joining the Municipal Revolution

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how Jean-Marie Roland became a key player in Lyon's municipal politics while his wife writes for Le Patriote. Roland is elected a ‘notable’ (member of the enlarged city council) ... More


1791: After Varennes

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

On 20 June 1791, Louis XVI and his family, rejecting cooperation, flee the Tuileries Palace. The idea of a republic gains ground among Parisians. After the king's arrest at Varennes, the Rolands ... More


March 1792: What, No Buckles? The Brissotin Ministry

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

In Paris, Jean-Marie works on the Encyclopedie méthodique, attends the Jacobin club and plans a new technical journal. The family rents a pied-a-terre, intending to return to the Beaujolais for the ... More


Jacobins and Patriots

John A. Davis

in Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198207559
eISBN:
9780191716720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207559.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Examining the long-held assumption that the Neapolitan Republic of 1799 differed fundamentally from the other Italian Republics of 1796-9, this chapter starts by illustrating how the term ‘passive ... More


The Federalist Revolt

Alan Forrest

in The Revolution in Provincial France: Aquitaine, 1789–1799

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206163
eISBN:
9780191676994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206163.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the federalist revolt in French provinces during the French Revolution. Federalism was the dominant issues in the provinces during the summer of 1793 and the impulse to resist ... More


The Jacobin Republic

Alan Forrest

in The Revolution in Provincial France: Aquitaine, 1789–1799

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206163
eISBN:
9780191676994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206163.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Paris Jacobins' assumption of political control over French provinces in 1793. The Jacobins were able to take power after defeating the federalist leadership of Gironde. ... More


Conclusion

W. D. Edmonds

in Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227496
eISBN:
9780191678714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227496.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The history of Lyon from 1789 to 1793 was a striking example of the influence of what Hunt calls ‘the rhetoric of conspiracy’ on the course of the Revolution in France. It also illustrates the ... More


Defenders and Militiamen

Nancy J. Curtin

in The United Irishmen: Popular Politics in Ulster and Dublin, 1791–1798

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207368
eISBN:
9780191677632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207368.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While the middle-class United Irishmen were waging their campaign for reform and emancipation in the early 1790s, artisans and labourers in Belfast and Dublin were mobilizing their own political ... More


The View through the Russian Prism, 1760–1805

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0040
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The increasing debility of the Ottoman Empire brought the Mediterranean to the attention of the Russian tsars. From the end of the seventeenth century ... More


The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution

Dan Edelstein

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226184388
eISBN:
9780226184401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184401.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Natural right—the idea that there is a collection of laws and rights based not on custom or belief but that are “natural” in origin—is typically associated with liberal politics and freedom. This ... More


Primitivism, Decolonization, and World Literature

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion recapitulates the central claims of the study, especially with regard to the phenomenological notion that primitivism was a “project,” and points to areas for further research. It also ... More


Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Marisa Linton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the leaders of the French Revolution — Robespierre and his fellow Jacobins — and particularly the gradual process whereby many of them came to ‘choose terror’. These men led the ... More


Pure Mountain, Corruptive Swamp

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the meaning of the term “mountain” during the French Revolution. The genesis of the term refers to the radicals' seating position in the Convention, near the rafters of the ... More


Achieving Authenticity

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on revolutionary leaders who had been Jacobins in 1791 before the factional divisions of the following year. It considers how individual revolutionary leaders acted when ... More


Conclusion: Experiencing Revolutionary Politics: The Lived Contradictions of Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding discussions. This book has tried to dispel one of the most persistent myths of the Revolution — that the politics of virtue were ... More


Alexander Von Humboldt and Revolution: A Geography of Reception of the Varnhagen von Ense Correspondence

Rupke Nicolaas

in Geography and Revolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487335
eISBN:
9780226487359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487359.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) is not commonly depicted as a revolutionary—at least not in the Anglo-American literature on him. Some of his biographers may consider his contributions to plant ... More


The Case of the Missing Constitution: Of Power and Policy

in The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226184388
eISBN:
9780226184401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184401.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

On April 10, 1793, Maximilien Robespierre demanded that Jacques Pierre Brissot, Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud, Armand Gensonné, Marguerite-Elie Gaudet, and “all of Charles-Francois du Perier ... More


New Men for New Politics: The First Jacobin Leaders

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the first Jacobin leaders. The co-founders and first leaders of the Jacobins — Barnave, the Lameths, and Duport — supported the constitutional monarchy, and ... More


The Ascendancy of the Girondins and the Path to War

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199576302
eISBN:
9780191747410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the relatively small group of figures who were around Brissot during the life of the Legislative Assembly. Brissot grew rapidly in stature to become one of the leading figures ... More


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