The Making of an Insurrection: Parisian Sections and the Gironde

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The insurrection of 31 May-2 June 1793 that overthrew the Girondins and brought the Montagnards to power was a decisive event in the history of the French Revolution. Morris Slavin's study is the first that discusses the background, the mechanisms, and the immediate results of the uprising, as well as the hidden forces that produced it and the contradictions that were inherent in it from the beginning. Slavin's approach to the controversy between the Gironde and the Mountain is from below ("d'en bas"), from the vantage ...

The Making of an Insurrection: Parisian Sections and the Gironde 1986, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674543287

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