The Continent In 1835 (volume 2); Sketches In Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Savoy, And France…

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byJohn Hoppus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: .... t.,!.-..' ', '.'. i. LETTER XX. ' Causes of the Revolution of 1789--Inadaptation of the political System--The Press--The Reformation--Revival of Classical Literature--Louis XIII.--Louis XIV.--Louis XV.--Finances--Romish Religion--Examples of Revolutions--PhilosophersTaxation--Corruption of Manners--Character of Louis XVJ.--The Queen's Court--Situation of the Parliaments and the Sovereign--Assemhly of the Notables--Riot in St. Autoine--The States General--Storming of the Bastille--Riot at Versailles--The Federation--Riot in the Champ de Mars--Constituent Assemhly--20th June--10th of August, 1792--Committee of Safety--Massacre of Prisoners--National Convention--Mountain Party--Reign of Terror--The Directory--The Consulate--The Empire--Fall of Bonaparte. If one cause of the French Revolution is to be considered as more elementary than others, it was undoubtedly the imperfection of the political system, and its inadaptation to the age. The ancient spirit of government, the offspring of a barbarous period, might harmonise sufficiently with the condition of the people during the Merovingian and Carlovingian dynasties, and be able to sustain itself through the first branches of the House of Capet, while brutish ignorance prevailed:--but by the time when the Bourbons ascended the throne of France, in 1589, a new era had already commenced in Europe. A full century had elapsed, since the associates or workmen of Faust and Schoffer, had set up the first printingpress at Paris, and being taken for conjurers, were fined by the Parliament. The press had given wings to knowledge; the Reformation had communicated an impulse to thought, before unfelt, or crushed in its birth; and the human soul had awoke from the slumber of the dark ages, and entered on a new career, for...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: .... t.,!.-..' ', '.'. i. LETTER XX. ' Causes of the Revolution of 1789--Inadaptation of the political System--The Press--The Refo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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