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Glory and Terror free pdf Glory and Terror is a vivid and often gory history of the darker side of the French Revolution. Through an examination of contemporary visual and literary representations of executions, funerals, processions and ceremonies it brings the often horrific events of the time to life. Honing in on seven real life cases, the author recounts and interprets: the public autopsy performed on the corpse of Mirabeau the exhumation and transportation of Voltaire's body to the Pantheon the public torture, murder and subsequent mutilation of the Princesse de Lamballe the agonizingly slow death of Robespierre. Anyone who enjoys dazzling cultural history in the vein of Robert Darnton, Carlo Ginzburg and Anthony Grafton will revel in this intelligent and original work.

About Antoine de Baecque

Antoine de Baecque is Professor of History at the University of Saint Quentin in Yvelynes, France and author of several studies of France during the Revolution, including The Body Politic: Corporeal Metaphor in Revolutionary France . He serves as editor of the Cahiers du cinemaand is co-author of the biography, Truffaut, published by Knopf (1999).

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Author : Antoine de Baecque
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 12 December 2002
ISBN : 0415926173
EAN : 9780415926171
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 247 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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