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The Resource Choosing terror : virtue, friendship, and authenticity in the French Revolution, Marisa Linton

Choosing terror : virtue, friendship, and authenticity in the French Revolution, Marisa Linton

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Choosing terror : virtue, friendship, and authenticity in the French Revolution
Title
Choosing terror
Title remainder
virtue, friendship, and authenticity in the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Marisa Linton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution examines the leaders of the French Revolution-Robespierre and his fellow Jacobins-and particularly the gradual process whereby many of them came to 'choose terror'. These men led the Jacobin Club between 1789 and 1794, and were attempting to establish new democratic politics in France. Exploring revolutionary politics through the eyes of these leaders, and against a backdrop of a series of traumatic events, wars, and betrayals. Marisa Linton portrays the Jacobins as complex human beings who were influenced by emotions and personal loyalties, as well as by their revolutionary ideology. The Jacobin leaders' entire political careers were constrained by their need to be seen by their supporters as 'men of virtue', free from corruption and ambition, and concerned only with the public good. In the early stages of the Revolution, this appearance of virtue empowered the Jacobin leaders, and aided them in their efforts to forge their political careers. However with the onset of war, there was a growing conviction that political leaders who feigned virtue were 'the enemy within', secretly conspiring with France's external enemies. By Year Two, the year of the Terror, the Jacobin identity had become a destructive force-in order to demonstrate their own authenticity, they had to be seen to act virtuously, yet be prepared, if the public good demanded it, to denounce and destroy their friends, and even to sacrifice their own lives. This desperate thinking resulted in the 'politicians' terror', one of the most ruthless of all forms of terror during the Revolution. Choosing Terror seeks neither to cast blame, nor to exonerate, but to understand the process whereby such things can happen
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1959-
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Linton, Marisa
Dewey number
944.040922
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC146.R6
LC item number
L65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robespierre, Maximilien
  • Jacobins
  • Revolutionaries
  • France
  • France
Label
Choosing terror : virtue, friendship, and authenticity in the French Revolution, Marisa Linton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-309) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction : political identity and the Jacobin leaders -- The eighteenth-century man of virtue -- 'How the face of things has changed' -- New men for new politics : the first Jacobin leaders -- The ascendancy of the Girondins and the path to war -- Choosing sides : friends, factions, and conspirators in the new republic -- A conspiracy of Girondins -- Being Cincinnatus : the Jacobins in power -- The enemy within -- The Robespierrists and the republic of virtue -- Final choices : Thermidor -- Achieving authenticity -- Conclusion : experiencing revolutionary politics : the lived contradiction sof virtue, friendship, and authenticity
  • The Robespierrists and the Republic of Virtue
  • Final Choices: Thermidor
  • Achieving Authenticity
  • Conclusion: Experiencing Revolutionary Politics: The Lived Contradictions of Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity
  • The Eighteenth-Century Man of Virtue
  • 'How the Face of Things has Changed'
  • New Men for New Politics: The First Jacobin Leaders
  • The Ascendancy of the Girondins and the Path to War
  • Choosing Sides: Friends, Factions, and Conspirators in the new Republic
  • A Conspiracy of Girondins
  • Being Cincinnatus: The Jacobins in Power
  • The Enemy Within
Control code
829055558
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780199576302
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829055558
Label
Choosing terror : virtue, friendship, and authenticity in the French Revolution, Marisa Linton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction : political identity and the Jacobin leaders -- The eighteenth-century man of virtue -- 'How the face of things has changed' -- New men for new politics : the first Jacobin leaders -- The ascendancy of the Girondins and the path to war -- Choosing sides : friends, factions, and conspirators in the new republic -- A conspiracy of Girondins -- Being Cincinnatus : the Jacobins in power -- The enemy within -- The Robespierrists and the republic of virtue -- Final choices : Thermidor -- Achieving authenticity -- Conclusion : experiencing revolutionary politics : the lived contradiction sof virtue, friendship, and authenticity
  • The Robespierrists and the Republic of Virtue
  • Final Choices: Thermidor
  • Achieving Authenticity
  • Conclusion: Experiencing Revolutionary Politics: The Lived Contradictions of Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity
  • The Eighteenth-Century Man of Virtue
  • 'How the Face of Things has Changed'
  • New Men for New Politics: The First Jacobin Leaders
  • The Ascendancy of the Girondins and the Path to War
  • Choosing Sides: Friends, Factions, and Conspirators in the new Republic
  • A Conspiracy of Girondins
  • Being Cincinnatus: The Jacobins in Power
  • The Enemy Within
Control code
829055558
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780199576302
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829055558

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