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Regicide And Revolution

Regicide and Revolution PDF
Author: Michael Walzer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231515856
Size: 24.31 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Maintaining that the trial and public execution of Louis XVI was an absolutely essential part of the French Revolution, Walzer discusses two types of regicide: the first, committed by would-be kings or their agents, left the monarchy's mystique and divine right intact, while the second was a revolutionary act intended to destroy it completely. Walzer defends the trial and execution of Louis XVI as necessary, since it not only tried to destroy the monarchy's mystique and divine right, but also required the deputies to fully explain their guiding philosophies and applied the rules of judicial process to establish equality before the law. New to this edition is an appendix containing "Revolutionary Justice," Ferenc Feher's classic rebuttal to Walzer's thesis, and Walzer's response, "The King's Trial and the Political Culture of the Revolution."

Regicide And Revolution

Regicide and Revolution PDF
Author: Michael Walzer
Publisher: [London ; New York] : Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521203708
Size: 20.50 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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Regicide Or Revolution What Petitioners Wanted September 1648 February 1649

Regicide Or Revolution   What Petitioners Wanted  September 1648   February 1649 PDF
Author: Norah Carlin
Publisher: Breviary Stuff Publications
ISBN: 9781916158603
Size: 24.90 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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The petitions addressed to Parliament and the army in the 5 months before Charles I's execution are widely recognised as having influenced the events that led to his trial and death. Never before has there been a comprehensive examination of these texts and only the whole body of them can offer a prospect of assessing their contribution.

Thomas Paine And The French Revolution

Thomas Paine and the French Revolution PDF
Author: Carine Lounissi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319752898
Size: 30.40 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 321
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This book explores Thomas Paine's French decade, from the publication of the first part of Rights of Man in the spring of 1791 to his return trip to the United States in the fall of 1802. It examines Paine's multifarious activities during this period as a thinker, writer, member of the French Convention, lobbyist, adviser to French governments, officious diplomat and propagandist. Using previously neglected sources and archival material, Carine Lounissi demonstrates both how his republicanism was challenged, bolstered and altered by this French experience, and how his positions at key moments of the history of the French experiment forced major participants in the Revolution to defend or question the kind of regime or of republic they wished to set up. As a member of the Lafayette circle when writing the manuscript of Rights of Man, of the Girondin constellation in the Convention, one of the few democrats who defended universal suffrage after Thermidor, and as a member of the Constitutional Circle which promoted a kind of republic which did not match his ideas, Paine baffled his contemporaries and still puzzles the present-day scholar. This book intends to offer a new perspective on Paine, and on how this major agent of revolutions contributed to the debate on the French Revolution both in France and outside France.

Revolutionary Writings

Revolutionary Writings PDF
Author: Edmund Burke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521843936
Size: 71.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 349
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An accessible and annotated edition of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France with the first Letter on a Regicide Peace.

Regicide And Republicanism

Regicide and Republicanism PDF
Author: Barber Sarah Barber
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474400736
Size: 44.24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : POLITICAL SCIENCE
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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This study of seventeenth-century monarchy suggests that the arguments which were used to attack the potentially absolutist monarchy of Charles I were not all that different from those used against the constitutional monarchy of today. The seventeenth-century arguments were based on the fiction that the person who fulfilled the office could be distinguished from the office itself. Personal morality and behaviour were vital factors in assessing the value of government. From 1646 onwards there developed two parallel strands of thought. Those who believed in government by laws developed a republican response to the crisis of the 1640s. Those who believed that people made laws attacked Charles I rather than the monarchy itself, supported the regicide and subsequently approved of the rule of Cromwell.

Bedroom Politics

Bedroom Politics PDF
Author: Nadine B. C. Riviere
Publisher:
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Size: 56.22 MB
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Category : France
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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"Bedroom politics: revolution and regicide" is a biographical snapshot of the monarchs of France and Russia, Louis XVI and Nicholas II respectively, as well as their wives, Marie Antoinette and Alexandra Feodorovna. It is also a political study of the socio-economic climates in France and Russia at the time of the individual revolutions. Both King Louis and Tsar Nicholas were benevolent masters, but the frustrations from the previous regimes crept into their rules and led to a forced change in the political systems. The main problem, however, always seemed to be the wives. Marie Antoinette and Alexandra were often the objects, if not scapegoats, of the people's rage. First, the Queens were both regarded as outsiders, German women, and they were thought to be poor influences on their husbands. In reality, their influence came late in the reigns, almost at the point when revolution was inevitable. In addition to being outsiders, their personalities have also been severely judged. The Queen of France was seen as a frivolous spendthrift, while the Tsarina was believed to be cold and selfish. For the most part, the public was right about Marie Antoinette's self indulgences, but were wrong about Alexandra's coldness. She was simply private and reserved. The extravagances of the French Royals and the aloofness of the Russian Sovereigns spurred the subjects into violent resistance which resulted in the overthrow of the existing orders. Unfortunately, the monarchs in both countries were consistently slow to respond to the impending rebellions and paid for the weak wills with their lives and the lives of their families.