Choosing Terror

Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution
Author(s): 
Linton, Marisa
ISBN: 
9780199576302
Date published: 
June 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Examines the leaders of the French Revolution - Robespierre and his fellow Jacobins - and particularly the gradual process whereby many of them came to 'choose terror', evolving from humanitarian idealists into ruthless politicians, ready to adopt the use of terror to defend the Revolution.