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Ending the Terror The French Revolution after Robespierre by Bronislaw Baczko

Ending the Terror The French Revolution after Robespierre


Ending the Terror The French Revolution after Robespierre by Bronislaw Baczko

Ending the Terror makes accessible a major revisionist assessment of a crucial moment in the history of the French Revolution. The months that followed the fall of Robespierre in July 1794 mark not only a turning point in the history of the Revolution: 'Thermidor' is also a symbolic moment which came to haunt the subsequent revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By this date the Terror as a system of power was discredited, and the engineers of the Terror were confronting the problem of how to dismantle it without repudiating the aims of the Revolution itself and its work. Professor Baczko analyses the Terror in detail through the political history of the French National Assembly, and also looks at the broader issues of the political culture of Revolutionary France.


Baczko is a talented researcher who has consulted a variety of published sources. He has an eye for texts--speeches, pamphlets, newspaper articles, trial reports, diaries, and memoirs--that illustrate exaggerated rumors, impassioned arguments, grotesque images, or violent scenes. ...Baczko's innovative methodology of textual analusis can inspire historians...

French Politics & Society Petheram's superb translation of Comment sortir de la terreur (Paris, 1989) adheres to the textual format of the original work.

C. A. Gliozzo, Choice of the most thoughtful books ever written about the problems of the Thermidorian period....

William Doyle, Times Literary Supplement This is a book rich in erudition and suggestion, one that calls our attention to a problem as important as the origins of the Terror. Baczko is especially good on the complex, convoluted, and often coded debates of the former Jacobins....

David P. Jordan, American Historical Review

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Publication date

28th July 1994


Bronislaw Baczko

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Cambridge University Press


284 pages


European history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900



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