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The levee en masse (1793) The webserver at Alpha History tells us you’re using an adblocking tool, plug-in or browser extension on your computer or network.

The levee en masse (1793)

We understand that many people don’t like web-based advertising. Ads on websites can often be irrelevant, distracting and ‘in your face’. Levée en Masse. When faced, in 1793, with the prospect of defeat, the National Convention issued an appeal for a levée en masse, which, theoretically, placed the entire population at the disposal of France's war machine.

Levée en Masse

Thus was born the modern idea of the nation in arms. This concept has proved to have an enduring legacy, and has been adapted to suit a wide variety of contexts and time periods. This article explores the birth, development and transmission of the levée en masse. Interpreting the French Revolution - François Furet. - The French Revolution is an historical event unlike any other.

Interpreting the French Revolution - François Furet

It is more than just a topic of intellectual interest: it has become part of a moral and political heritage. But after two centuries, this central event in French history has usually been thought of in much the same terms as it was by its... the French Revolution Page 12. Quotations - the Reign of Terror. Readings from the French Revolution. INTRODUCTIONReadings from the French Revolution While the American Revolution remained a remote affair in the lives of most Europeans, the French Revolution of 1789 exercised a profound influence on the society and politics of the following centuries.

Readings from the French Revolution

It gave rise to modern conceptions of nationhood and citizenship and, equally important, it served as the model and archetype for a revolutionary tradition that has marked Europe to the present day. Reign of Terror. Justification of the Terror and Rights of Man - mrhartlosal. Maximilien Robespierre (1758­ 1794) was the leader of the Committee of Public Safety elected by the National Convention, and which effectively governed France at the height of the radical phase of the revolution.

Justification of the Terror and Rights of Man - mrhartlosal

He had been considered one of the most respected thinkers and straightforward liberal thinkers of the Revolution - reputedly he slept with a copy of Rousseau's Social Contract at his side. He was called “The Incorruptible”. The Committee of Public Safety was among the most creative executive bodies ever seen - and rapidly put into effect policies which stabilized the French economy and began the formation of the very successful French army.

It also directed it energies against counter-revolutionary uprisings, especially in the south and west of France. Zizek Robespierre. Why Robespierre Chose Terror. The American attitude toward the French Revolution has been generally favorable—naturally enough for a nation itself born in revolution.

Why Robespierre Chose Terror

But as revolutions go, the French one in 1789 was among the worst. True, in the name of liberty, equality, and fraternity, it overthrew a corrupt regime. Terror: Dreadful but Necessary. This image shows the guillotine surrounded by the heads it has been responsible for removing.

Terror: Dreadful but Necessary

Although the print is sinister, its caption states that the Terror is dreadful, but necessary. This was a commonly held belief in 1793-1794 when the guillotine was a means of purging France of those who were deemed a threat to national security. For more information on the guillotine click here. Maximilien Robespierre, Master of the Terror. Maximilien Robespierre, Master of the Terror by Scott McLetchie The paper was selected by the History Department as the Outstanding Paper for the 1983-1984 Academic Year Maximilien Robespierre, known to his contemporaries as "the Incorruptible," is one of the most controversial and perhaps misunderstood figures of the French Revolution.

Maximilien Robespierre, Master of the Terror

His name has become symbolic for that period of the Revolution known as the Reign of Terror; certainly he was a man who wielded great influence and power over the course of events of the French Republic between 1792 and 1794; yet different people in different eras had differing opinions of the man and his power. Biography, Facts, & Execution. Living the Revolutionary Melodrama: Robespierre's Sensibility and the Construction of Political Commitment in the French Revolution on JSTOR. Robespierre on JSTOR.

Robespierre: Critic of Rousseau on JSTOR. The Psychology of the Terror on JSTOR. The Political Ideas of Maximilien Robespierre during the Period of the Convention on JSTOR. Robespierre and the Popular Movement of 1793-4 on JSTOR. Interpretations of the Reign of Terror on JSTOR. Robespierre, Danton, and the Levée en masse on JSTOR. Misgivings About Revolution: Robespierre, Carnot, Saint-Just on JSTOR. Robespierre's Rules for Radicals: How to Save Your Revolution Without Losing Your Head on JSTOR.