This book examines how France's revolutionary authorities handled political opposition in the year following the fall of the Bastille. Though demands for more severe treatment of the enemies of the new regime were frequently and loudly expressed, and though portents and warning signs of the coming unwillingness to tolerate opposition were hardly lacking, political justice in 1789–90 was in fact characterized by a remarkable degree of indulgence and forbearance. Through an investigation of the judicial affairs, which attracted the most public attention in Paris during this period, this study seeks to identify the factors, which produced a temporary victory for policies of mildness and restraint.
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- Date Published: October 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521530545
- length: 324 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 151 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.486kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
1. Revolutionary justice in 1789–1790: the Comité des Recherches, the Châtelet, and the Fayettist coalition
2. The judicial aftermath of the July Revolution
3. The Besenval affair: amnesty or prosecution?
4. Lafayette, Orléans, and the October Days
5. The post-October Days campaign against the left
6. The Favras conspiracy
7. The Favras–Besenval judicial transaction
8. The Maillebois conspiracy
9. The October Days affair and the radicalization of the Comité des Recherches
10. The Maillebois and October Days affairs: mutual amnesty and the breakup of the Fayettist coalition
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