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Published: 01 November 2021

592 Pages | 4 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198715955

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The Fall of Robespierre

24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris

Colin Jones

  • A dramatic 'real-time' chronicle of an historic, topsy-turvy 24 hours in the life of a city gripped by Terror.
  • Offers a fresh, unusual and vivid new look at individual and collective motivations when confronted by Revolution and Terror.
  • The cast-list of the drama includes Robespierre and his allies; the conspirators against him; national and city politicians caught up in the action; the public executioner and officials from the Revolutionary Tribunal; sans-culottes and tricoteuses faced with a tough political choice; and journalists, shop-keepers, market women and day-labourers who wanted nothing more than to stay out of things.
  • Shows that ideological fervor, the instinct for self-preservation, apathy in the face of Revolutionary idealism and sheer chance all had a part to play in the outcome of this pivotal episode in the French Revolution.