Robespierre and the French Revolution

Robespierre and the French Revolution

by J. M. Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan
Item: 63929
Hardcover, 180 pages
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This book is not so much a detailed Life of Robespierre or a History of the French Revolution, as an attempt to explain each in terms of the other, and to bring out the permanent, and therefore modern, significance of both: the Revolution as the seed-bed of nineteenth century democracy and socialism, Robespierre as a prophet of the Welfare State and a moral idealist who sacrificed his life (and others') to the dream of a Republic of Virtue.

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