Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2018

216 Pages | 4 black & white illustrations, 9 tables, 1 map

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526103796

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Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being

The search for a republican morality

First Edition

Jonathan Smyth

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Modern French History MUP

  • Makes a genuine contribution to the history of the French Revolution
  • Now available in paperback
  • Offers a new reading of the reason for Robespierre's instigation of the Festival of the Supreme Being
  • Uses previously disregarded avenues of scholarship to establish the national importance of the Festival
  • Offers a new perspective on Robespierre's wish to impose a new republican moral system

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