A documentary survey of the French Revolution.

New York, Macmillan [1951] .

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Subjects France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Sources.
Description xxviii, 818 pages facsimiles (on lining papers) 22 cm
Copyright Date [1951]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Economic problems of the Thermidorians -- Jacobin insurrections and the resurgence of royalism : the end of the first coalition -- The constitution of the Year III -- Cultural trends during the Thermidorian reaction -- The two-thirds decree and the insurrection of 13 Vendemiaire : the close of the convention -- The Directory : first phase (27 October, 1795-31 December, 1797). "Public order" : Babeuf -- Financial and economic problems of the first phase of the Directory -- Foreign policy : the first phase of Bonaparte's Italian campaign -- The close of the Italian campaign -- The first coup d'etat : 18 Fructidor -- The peace of Campo Formio -- The return of Bonaparte -- The Directory : second phase (1 January, 1798-24 December, 1799). The Egyptian expedition -- Propaganda and imperialism -- The second coup d'etat (22 Floreal): the formation of a second coalition -- Renewal of the European war : the third coup d'etat (30 Prairial) -- Economic problems of the second phase of the Directory -- The fall of the Directory : 18 and 19 Brumaire -- The provisional republican consulate and the constitution of the Year VIII -- The close of the Directory -- Conclusion : The consequences of the French Revolution. Of conclusions and consequences -- Immediate consequences -- Ultimate consequences -- Epilogue.
Introduction : The antecedents of the French Revolution. International antecedents -- Institutional antecedents -- Intellectual antecedents -- Immediate antecedents -- The Estates General (5 July, 1788-27 June, 1789). Convocation of the Estates General -- Elections and pamphlets -- The Cahiers -- The meeting of the Estates General : formation of a National Constituent Assembly -- The royal session and the Union of the Estates -- The National Constituent Assembly (28 June, 1789-30 September, 1791). The fall of the Bastille -- The August reforms -- The principles of '89 -- The October days -- Reorganization of local government -- Reorganization of the legal system -- Problems in finance and taxation -- Problems in economic reorganization -- Ecclesiastical reorganization --The National Constituent Assembly (continued). Counter-revolution, foreign relations, and revolutionary propaganda -- The flight to Varennes -- The aftermath of Varennes -- The European powers and the threat of intervention -- The later debates on the constitution -- The constitution completed -- The close of the National Constituent Assembly -- The Legislative Assembly (1 October, 1791-20 September, 1792). Counter-revolution and the rejected decrees -- The coming of foreign war -- French military reverses; the revolutionary decrees -- The crisis of June and July, 1792 -- The insurrection of August, 1792 -- The Assembly and the Commune : the invasion of France : the September massacres.
The consequences of the disorders of August and September, 1792 : the French military revival -- Economic, social, and cultural trends under the Legislative Assembly -- The election of a convention and the termination of the Legislative Assembly -- The first phase of the National Convention (20 September, 1792-2 June, 1793). The creation of a republic : early struggles of Girondins and Jacobins; republican victories and propaganda -- The trial and execution of the king -- The first coalition : French military reverses -- Counter-revolution and the emergency decrees -- The final struggles of Girondins and Jacobins -- Domestic insurrection and economic distress -- The fall of the Girondins -- The second phase of the convention : the reign of terror (3 June, 1793-28 July, 1794). The constitution of '93 -- Federalism, the war crisis, and the levy en masse -- The advent of the terror : military reorganization and Jacobin victories -- The political terror -- The economic terror -- The dechristianization movement and the new calendar -- Cultural trends during the reign of terror -- Factional terrorism : the republic of virtue : the fall of Robespierre -- The final phase of the convention : the Thermidorian reaction (29 July, 1794-26 October, 1795). The reaction in politics and religion.
Genre History.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)401456
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Stewart, John Hall, 1904-
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