Histoire de la Revolution Francaise

by Louis Blanc

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - European History Series

Histoire de la Revolution Francaise Synopsis

Louis Blanc (1811-82) was a French historian and politician whose writings had a considerable influence on the development of French socialism. In his famous Organisation du travail (1839) he called for social reform by action of the State, an unusual position at the time. As a member of the provisional government established after the 1848 Revolution, he campaigned for workers' rights, advocating the creation of cooperative workshops. His twelve-volume Histoire de la Revolution Francaise (1847-62), most of which he wrote while in exile in England, combines years of thorough research with Blanc's characteristic socialist and republican enthusiasm. Volume 8, first published in 1856, opens with the execution of Louis XVI in 1793. It focuses on the political situation that year, including the beginning of the war in the Vendee in March 1793, and the rise and fall of the Girondins.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108035132
Publication date: 3rd November 2011
Author: Louis Blanc
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 530 pages
Categories: European history,

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