About this book
This new biography combines the latest research into Robespierre's dramatic life, with a deep understanding of society and the politics of the French Revolution to arrive at a fresh understanding of the man, his passions and his tragic shortcomings.
For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator, a fanatic who instigated the murderous Reign of Terror in 1793-94. This title tells his story.
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