French Revolution (tagged articles)
The Power of Symbols: The Ideological Representations of a French Revolution Playing Card Deck, the Revolutionnaires
Joseph P. Zompetti - In 1793-1794, during the height of the French Revolution, a deck of playing cards was introduced that radically changed the future of playing cards as well as symbolically portrayed the transformation occurring in France. To most people, a deck of cards is just 52... Keep Reading »
Saarang Narayan - If the mainspring of popular government in peacetime is virtue, the mainspring of popular government in revolution is both virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is disastrous; terror, without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing but prompt, severe... Keep Reading »
Political and Social Change and its Depictions in 19th Century French and English Caricature: Decapitation, Dismemberment, and Defecation
Ryan P. O'Donnell - Within eighteenth and nineteenth century society, particularly Revolution-era (1789-1799, beginning with the destruction of the Bastille, continuing to 18 brumaire and the Consulate of Napoleon) France, caricature’s primary purpose stood to attack and transgress... Keep Reading »
Mallary A. Silva-Grondin - Common analysis of Marat is predominantly derived in his own radical written works, however there is also speculation about his character from “blind admirers and passionate enemies.” Marat elicits absolute judgments from his contemporaries and revisionists... Keep Reading »
Mallary A. Silva-Grondin - The French Revolution marks a stain in history, notorious for one of the bloodiest periods in modern civilization. Whether this infamous violence existed at the birth of the Revolution or only during the Terror has been the topic of debate between scholars since the... Keep Reading »
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