The Old Regime and the French Revolution

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  • Copyright: 1987-05-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword
General Introduction
The Old Regime
Social and Cultural Foundations
Loyseau, A Treatise on Orders
Bossuet, Politics Derived from the Words of Holy Scripture
Absolute Monarchy on Trial
A Royal Tongue-Lashing
Remonstrance of the Cour des Aides
Enlightenment and Reform
Diderot, The Definition of an Encyclopedia
Turgot, On Foundations
Turgot, Memorandum on Local Government
Protests of the Parlement of Paris (March, 1776)
From Reform to Revolution The Reform Crisis
Proceedings of the Assembly of Notables (1787)
Parlementary Opposition (April-May 1788)
Calling the Estates General
Order in Council Concerning the Convocation of the Estates General (5 July 1788)
Sallier, Recollections of a Parlementary Magistrate
Memorandum of the Princes of the Blood (December 1788)
Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate?
Regulations for the Convocation of the Estates General (24 January 1789)
From Estates General to National Assembly
Dispatches from Paris (April-July 1789)
Deliberations at the Estates General (June 1789)
Abolition of Feudal Regime
Peasant Grievances
Reports of Popular Unrest (July-September 1789)
Decrees of the National Assembly (10-11 August 1789)
The "October Days"
A National Constitution and Public Liberty
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy (12 July 1790)
Viefville des Essars, On the Emancipation of the Negroes (1790)
The Le Chapelier Law (14 June 1791)
The Constitution of 1791
Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Women Revolutionary Politics
The King's Flight and Popular Politics
The King's Declaration on leaving Paris (20 June 1791)
The Champ de Mars Massacre (17 July 1791)
National Assembly Debate on Clubs (20 September 1791)
The Fall of the Monarchy
Roland, Letter to the King (10 June 1792)
The Revolution of 10 August 1792
The "September Massacres" The Convention Divided
The King's Trial
Purge by Insurrection (31 May-June 1793)
The Evolution of Terror
Documents of the Sans-Culottes
Decreee Esablishing the Levée en Masse (23 August 1793)
"Make Terror the Order of the Day" (5 September 1793)
The Law of Suspects (17 September 1793)
Saint-Just, Report to the Convention on Behalf of the Committee of Public Safety (10 October 1793)
The Revolutionary Calendar
Robespierre, Report on the Principles of Political Morality (5 February 1794)
The Festival of the Supreme Being (8 June 1794) After the Terror
Manifesto of the Directors (15 November 1795)
The Conspiracy of Equals (1796)
Bonaparte, Letter to the Executive Directory (15 July 1797)
The Coup d'Etat of 18 Brumaire 1799
Napoleonic Ideas Reflections on the French Revolution
Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
Maistre, Considerations on France
Constant, Ancient and Modern Liberty Compared
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