Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792

Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792


The adventure, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789-1792 deeply prompted the politics and process the French Revolution. The dramatic breakdown of the political payment of 1789 instructed the French country into the decidedly stormy waters of political terror and war on a virtually international scale. This e-book explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned conventional Bourbon kingship eventually succumbed to the novel problem posed via the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' tradition. whereas such a lot earlier experiences have desirous about Louis XVI's genuine and imagined overseas counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto overlooked household actions in Paris. Drawing on formerly unexplored archival resource fabric, Caiani offers an alternate interpreting of Louis XVI during this interval, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the company of his day-by-day actions and private loved ones have been crucial elements within the people's expanding alienation from the newly proven constitutional monarchy.

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Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792