Non-Fiction Books:

Saint-Just

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Saint-Just

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Saint-Just by Norman Hampson
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Saint-Just was probably the most powerful man in revolutionary France after Robespierre. This book traces his career, and his part in the transformation of the revolution from an attempt at a new liberal order to a ruthless dictatorship. Saint-Just was 22 at the outbreak of the revolution in 1789. The event diverted him from literature to politics, and his writings at this time reveal him to have been a utopian with leanings towards anarchism. After he was elected to the Convention in 1792, his utopianism, it is argued, was changed into a commitment to the forcible regeneration of French society. After his speech advocating the execution of the king, he was elected to the Committee of Public Safety, the revolutionary government, in April 1793. Vigilance and the mania for improvement now became paranoia and he urged an indefinite extension of the terror to rid society of its ills. He was executed, along with Robespierre, in July 1794.

Author Biography

Norman Hampson is Professor Emeritus at the University of York. He is the author of many books on European history, specializing in the French Revolution. His previous works include biographies of Danton and Robespierre (both Basil Blackwell, 1988).
Release date NZ
January 10th, 1991
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
256
Dimensions
170x243x22
ISBN-13
9780631162339
Product ID
3081982

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 536 Banana Points