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Lectures on the French Revolution

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Title: Lectures on the French Revolution  
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Excerpt: I. THE HERALDS OF THE REVOLUTION. The revenue of France was near twenty millions when Lewis XVI, finding it inadequate, called upon the nation for supply. In a single lifetime it rose to far more than one hundred millions, while the national income grew still more rapidly; and this increase was wrought by a class to whom the ancient monarchy denied its best rewards, and whom it deprived of power in the country they enriched. As their industry effected change in the distribution of property, and wealth ceased to be the prerogative of a few, the excluded majority perceived that their disabilities rested on no foundation of right and justice, and were unsupported by reasons of State. They proposed that the prizes in the Government, the Army, and the Church should be given to merit among the active and necessary portion of the people, and that no privilege injurious to them should be reserved for the unprofitable minority. Being nearly an hundred to one, they deemed that they were virtually the substance of the nation, and they claimed to govern themselves with a power proportioned to their numbers. They demanded that the State should be reformed, that the ruler should be their agent, not their master.

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Contents I: The Heralds of the Revolution ........................................................ 6 II: The Influence OF America .......................................................... 21 III: The Summons of the States-General .......................................... 36 IV: The Meeting of the States-General ............................................. 50 V: The Tennis-Court Oath ................................................................ 59 VI: The Fall of the Bastille .............................................................. 66 VII: The Fourth of August ............................................................... 80 VIII: The Constitutional Debates ..................................................... 92 IX: The March to Versailles ........................................................... 105 X: Mirabeau ....................................................................................117 XI: SieyŠs and the Constitution Civile ........................................... 131 XII: The Flight to Varennes............................................................ 143 XIII: The Feuillants and the War ................................................... 158 XIV: Dumouriez ............................................................................. 172 XV: The Catastrophe of Monarchy ................................................ 183 XVI: The Execution of the King .................................................... 196 XVII: The Fall of the Gironde ....................................................... 209 XVIII: The Reign of Terror ............................................................ 219 XIX: Robespierre ........................................................................... 231 XX: La Vend‚e ............................................................................... 244 XXI: The European War ................................................................ 256 XXII: After the Terror .................................................................... 267 Appendix: The Literature of the Revolution .................................. 278 Notes .............................................................................................. 301

 

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