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Gavin Jacobson: The Terror, 16 March 2017

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution 
by Timothy Tackett.
Harvard, 463 pp., £25, February 2015, 978 0 674 73655 9
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... as an enemy.Countless versions of this argument would be quoted ex cathedra during the 1790s. For Tackett, the unfolding revolution – from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy to republic – transformed the people at its centre and violence came to seem to them ‘almost inevitable and necessary’. Over the spring and summer of 1789, the ...

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