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  • G. Lenôtre
  • Paris in the Revolution (Classic Reprint) 

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    Genre:  Romane, Erzählungen, Gedichte 
    ISBN:  9781331845799 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 18 mm 
    Gewicht:  455 gr 
    Seiten:  338 
    Zus. Info:  23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Paris in the Revolution I have always liked the method which our fathers used to employ. When they presented a book to readers, they never failed to say, by way of "preface" or "advertisement," what they proposed to do; and if I here borrow from them this process, devoid of pretension, it is because I fear that I may be suspected of having attempted to write, after so many others, a history of the Revolution. I have never had this ambition, and my purpose has been very different. In studying the memoirs and the journals of the Revolutionary epoch, in turning over the dossiers of our depots of archives, in reading the works in which our contemporaries have made those times, fertile in tragic episodes, live again, I have very often been struck by the little room which descriptions, scenery, things, occupy in these narrations. It is said that chronology and geography are the two eyes of history. At this rate, the history of the Revolution is blind in one eye, for its topography remains to be written. Not only are ordinarily interested persons pretty nearly ignorant of the whereabouts of the Jacobins, the Feuillants, la Force, la Bourbe, the Riding-School, the Revolutionary Tribunal; but the learned - and even those who have specialised in the study of the Revolution - could not say what were exactly, in 1793, the Tuileries, the Abbaye, the Conciergerie, the Hotel de Ville. Of the Paris of former times there remains so little! How many times, in perusing the pages which the sombre days of the Terror inspired in Michelet and Lamartine, have I essayed to reconstruct mentally, with the help of their narrations, the hall where the Convention sat, the prisons, the Committees! How much should I have preferred to these great compositions the smallest sketch taken after nature. I asked myself, "Why was this?" Preoccupation quite modern of a reader spoiled by the minute reporting so much in vogue in our time. If posterity troubles itself about our great men, it will learn, from the menu, their habits, their tastes, their way of lodging, of dressing, of speaking, of keeping silence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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