The French Idea of Freedom: The Old Regime and the Declaration of Rights of 1789

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"The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen of 1789" is the French Revolution's best known utterance. By 1789, to be sure, England looked proudly back to the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and a bill of rights, and even the young American Declaration of Independence and the individual states' various declarations and bills of rights preceded the French Declaration. But the French deputies of the National Assembly tried hard, in the words of one of their number, not to receive lessons from others but rather ...

The French Idea of Freedom: The Old Regime and the Declaration of Rights of 1789 1997, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804728065

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The French Idea of Freedom: The Old Regime and the Declaration of Rights of 1789 1995, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804723558

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