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Robespierre : a revolutionary life, Peter McPhee

Label
Robespierre : a revolutionary life
Title
Robespierre
Title remainder
a revolutionary life
Statement of responsibility
Peter McPhee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator, a fanatic who instigated the murderous Reign of Terror in 1793-94. This masterful biography combines new research into Robespierre's dramatic life with a deep understanding of society and the politics of the French Revolution to arrive at a fresh understanding of the man, his passions, and his tragic shortcomings. Peter McPhee gives special attention to Robespierre's formative years and the development of an iron will in a frail boy conceived outside wedlock and on the margins of polite provincial society. Exploring how these experiences formed the young lawyer who arrived in Versailles in 1789, the author discovers not the cold, obsessive Robespierre of legend, but a man of passion with close but platonic friendships with women. Soon immersed in revolutionary conflict, he suffered increasingly lengthy periods of nervous collapse correlating with moments of political crisis, yet Robespierre was tragically unable to step away from the crushing burdens of leadership. Did his ruthless, uncompromising exercise of power reflect a descent into madness in his final year of life? McPhee reevaluates the ideology and reality of "the Terror," what Robespierre intended, and whether it represented an abandonment or a reversal of his early liberalism and sense of justice
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, Peter
Dewey number
944.04092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DC146.R6
LC item number
M38 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robespierre, Maximilien
  • Revolutionaries
  • Statesmen
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Robespierre, Maximilien
  • Robespierre, Maximilien de
  • Robespierre, Maximilien
  • Reign of Terror (France : 1793-1794)
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Revolutionaries
  • Statesmen
  • France
Label
Robespierre : a revolutionary life, Peter McPhee
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents ""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""â€?Clay in the hands of writersâ€?""; ""A â€?serious, grown-up, hardworkingâ€? little boy""; ""â€?An extremely strong desire to succeedâ€?""; ""â€?Such a talented manâ€?""; ""â€?Bachelorhood seems to encourage rebelliousnessâ€?""; ""â€?Daring to clean out the Augean stablesâ€?""; ""â€?Numerous and implacable enemiesâ€?""; ""â€?The Vengeance of the Peopleâ€?""; ""â€?Did you want a Revolution without Revolution?â€?""; ""â€?A complete regenerationâ€?""; ""â€?Men with changing tonguesâ€?""
  • ""€?The unhappiest man aliveâ€?""""â€?That modern Procrustesâ€?""; ""Chronology""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
784954175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300183672
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 351991
  • 22573/ctt113pf4
  • c8fe1e97-712e-445b-9d4a-79073b87bd2e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784954175
Label
Robespierre : a revolutionary life, Peter McPhee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents ""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""â€?Clay in the hands of writersâ€?""; ""A â€?serious, grown-up, hardworkingâ€? little boy""; ""â€?An extremely strong desire to succeedâ€?""; ""â€?Such a talented manâ€?""; ""â€?Bachelorhood seems to encourage rebelliousnessâ€?""; ""â€?Daring to clean out the Augean stablesâ€?""; ""â€?Numerous and implacable enemiesâ€?""; ""â€?The Vengeance of the Peopleâ€?""; ""â€?Did you want a Revolution without Revolution?â€?""; ""â€?A complete regenerationâ€?""; ""â€?Men with changing tonguesâ€?""
  • ""€?The unhappiest man aliveâ€?""""â€?That modern Procrustesâ€?""; ""Chronology""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
784954175
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300183672
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 351991
  • 22573/ctt113pf4
  • c8fe1e97-712e-445b-9d4a-79073b87bd2e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784954175

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