The French Revolution and Napoleon: A Sourcebook

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CHRONOLOGY

22 February 1787

Meeting of the Assembly of Notables.

June-August 1787

Refusal of Parlement of Paris to register royal reforms; exile of members of Parlements.

8 May 1788

Lamoignon's reforms seeking to reduce powers of Parlements.

7 June 1788

'Day of the tiles' at Grenoble.

8 August 1788

Estates-General convened for 1 May 1789.

27 December 1788

Royal Council decrees doubling of the number of Third Estates representatives.

January 1789

Sieyès publishes Qu'est-ce que le Tiers État?

March-April 1789

Elections to the Estates-General.

5 May 1789

Opening of the Estates-General at Versailles.

17 June 1789

Declaration by Third Estate of the 'National Assembly'.

20 June 1789

Tennis Court Oath.

23 June 1789

King's Declaration concerning the Estates-General.

27 June 1789

King orders all orders to join the National Assembly.

11 July 1789

Dismissal of Necker.

14 July 1789

Insurrection captures the Bastille.

Late July-early August 1789

Provincial revolutions, peasant revolts, Great Fear.

4-11 August 1789

The August Decrees on feudalism.

10 August 1789

Decree establishing National Guards.

27 August 1789

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.

11 September 1789

National Assembly grants suspensive, rather than absolute, veto to king.

5-6 October 1789

March of the Parisian women on Versailles; royal family brought back to Paris.

2 November 1789

Church property placed at the disposal of the nation.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations xi
  • Preface xiii
  • A Note on the Revolutionary Calendar xv
  • Chronology xvi
  • 1 - The Ancien RÉgime Challenged 1
  • 2 - Revolutionary Action 16
  • 3 - Creating a Regenerated France 24
  • 4 - Exclusions and Inclusions 35
  • 5 - The Church and the Revolutionary State 43
  • 6 - Monarchy and Revolution 51
  • 7 - The Revolution at War 60
  • 8 - The End of the Monarchy 68
  • 9 - The Peasantry and the Rural Environment 80
  • 10 - A New Civic Culture 84
  • 11 - The Republic at War 90
  • 12 - Revolt in the VendÉe 97
  • 13 - The Terror at Work 103
  • 14 - The Thermidorian Reaction 115
  • 15 - The Directory 121
  • 16 - Bonaparte 128
  • 17 - Law and Order 140
  • 18 - Rule by Plebiscite 149
  • 19 - Governing the Empire 155
  • 20 - Resistance and Repression 169
  • 21 - The Russian Catastrophe 175
  • 22 - Collapse 187
  • 23 - The Hundred Days 193
  • 24 - French Men and Women Reflect 202
  • Index 209
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