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Title:
The French revolution from the age of Louis XIV to the coming of Napoleon
Author:
Wheeler, Harold, 1877- , editor.
Publication Information:
New York : F.A. Stokes Co., [1913?]
Physical Description:
2 pages l., vii-xix, 478 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A century of conflicts.--Losses and dishonour.--The setting of the Sun king.--The age of disillusion.--Twenty years of war.--The seeds of revolt.--Voltaire's crusade against the "Infamous."--The foe of kings.--Diderot and the Encyclopédie.--The first years of Louis XVI.--Spendthrift France.--Queen, cardinal, and bauble.--The struggle with the Parlements.--The meeting of the States-General.--How royal authority was lost.--The sovereign people.--The rights of man.--A banquet at Versailles and it sequel.--The clubs and the church.--The fête in the Champs de Mars.--Mirabeau, the man of power.--The flight to Varennes.--The massacre of the Champs de Mars.--The constitution and the legislative assembly.--The enemies at the gate.--The beginning of the great war.--The attack on the Tuileries and the September massacres.--The passing of Louis Capet.--The fall of the Girondists.--The reign of terror.--The "whiff of grapeshot."--The coming of Napoleon.--Index.
Format :
Book