The French Revolution And First Empire; An Historical Sketch

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam O'connor Morris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...the foreign invader in many places, though their liberation cost a heavy price, and that the moral influence of the new French ideas was even more decisive than what were called the fourteen armies of the French Republic. While France, however, was triumphant abroad, Continuing weakness of her government1 at home remained feeble, and her the Repub-social condition was in many respects lamentable. Her armies, indeed, with the exception of that which held the mountainous line of the Alps from Dauphiny and Provence to the Genoese seaboard, were, on the whole, in a prosperous state, especially in the rich Low Countries; and the attraction to them became so great that towards the close of 1795 she had probably four hundred thousand men in the field. The peasantry, too, were for the most part thriving, notwithstanding the late maximum and requisitions, for the emancipation of the soil in 1789 had continued to make agriculture improve, and rents and taxes had sunk to almost nothing, under a currency 1 M. Thiers' Histoire de la Revolution Franfaise seems to me, on the whole, the best guide for the period between the Revolution of Thermidor and the 18th Brumaire. His account of the internal and financial state of France during these years of disenchantment and exhaustion is lucid and able. The papers by Napoleon, in his Commentaries, on Vendemiaire and La Politique du Directoire, should also be read, but they are not just to the Government. The correspondence of the late Mr. Wickham throws much light on the relations between Foreign Powers and the discontented factions in France. ever diminishing in value. Trade, too, had revived to some extent, the Reign of Terror having ceased to destroy it; and the assignats, from their enormous fall, becoming...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...the foreign invader in many places, though their liberation cost a heavy price, and that the moral influence of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217760295

ISBN - 13:9780217760294

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