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The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre

The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre David P. Jordan - Macmillan, 1985 - £17.95 – 308pp This is the fifth book on Robespierre to appear in English in the last fifteen years. Was another needed? It certainly offers no new evidence about its subject – but then nor did the others. Apart from his copious writings and speeches, remarkably little survives to document the life of the French Revolution's most important figure. Recognising this, David Jordan chooses to rely largely on Robespierre's own words and to write his intellectual biography rather than a straightforward account of his life. A very...Read more »

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