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Date: 1793


French Revolution: internal factionalizing of the revolutionary movement (inciting the Terror), uprisings, and counter-revolutionary revolts. Girondins fall to the militaristic Jacobin faction headed by Jean-Paul Marat, Georges Jacques Danton, Maximilien Robespierre, the last two soon to become opponents. Feudal rights abolished without compensation to former aristocracy (aristocrats, like the clergy before them, lose their property).


*French Revolution  

Links for French Revolution:

(Constituent Assembly) Declaration of the Rights of Man (text put on line for the Avalon Project at Yale Univ.)

Fall of the Bastille (encyclopedia entry)

The French Revolution, 1789-1792 (site for high school students)

British Newspaper Coverage of the French Revolution (reproduces contemporaneous British accounts of the French Revolution) (Alan Liu)

Let Them Eat Cake (hagiography by an independent scholar)

Maximilen Robespierre, Robespierre, Terror and Virtue (excerpt from Robespierre's On the Moral and Political Principles of Domestic Policy) (Paul Halsall)

The French Revolution, Moderate Stage, 1789-1792 (online lecture by an independent scholar) (Steven Kreis)

French Revolution, Radical Stage, 1792-1794 (online lecture by an independent scholar) (Steven Kreis)



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