Le Livre noir de la Révolution française
Collection L'Histoire à vif
800 pages - janv. 2008
Legitimate, glorious, festive and fraternal; the rich fruit of long-awaited ‘reason’: it is usually in those terms that the events of what was also one of the bloodiest periods in history are presented – events that tragically sparked off a succession of revolutions and conflicts, leaving their mark on Europe until the middle of the 20C. It is always in a nation’s interest to burnish its own founding myths, and in the interest of those who have seized power to veil the violence and random acts on which their power rests. But history is not written like mythology, and the need for truth should not be encumbered with utilitarian designs. The intention of this book is not to ‘blacken’ the facts, which speak for themselves. That extraordinary violence – which, nevertheless, claimed to be the product of the Age of Enlightenment – produced a shock wave that extended over several generations. It brought in its wake a whole series of works and critical reflections on the phenomenon of revolution, whose authority is too often and too hastily denied.
- Dimensions : 145x235x42
- ISBN : 9782204081603
- Poids : 1290 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Alain Néry, Alexandre Gady, Arnaud Odier, Bernard Fixes, Bruno Centorame, Christophe Boutin, Dominique Decherf, Dominique Paoli, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Fabrice Hadjadj, Frédéric Morgan, Frédéric Rouvillois, Ghislain de Diesbach, Gregory Woimbée, Henri Beausoleil, Isabelle Brancourt, Jacques Alibert, Jacques de Guillebon, Jean Charles-Roux, Jean de Viguerie, Jean Des Cars, Jean Dumaine, Jean Sévillia, Jean Tulard, Jean-Charles Gaffiot, Jean-Christian Petitfils, Jean-François Galinier-Pallerola, Jean-Michel Potin, Jean-Pierre Brancourt, Jonathan Ruiz de Chastenet, Marc Crapez, Michaël Bar-Zvi, Pascale Auraix-Jonchière, Paul-Augustin d' Orcan, Philippe Lavaux, Pierre Chaunu, Pierre Glaudes, Pierre-Emmanuel Prouvost d'Agostino, Rémi Soulié, Renaud Escande, Renaud Silly, Reynald Secher, Sarah Vajda, Stéphane Courtois, Stéphane Giocanti, Tancrède Josseran, Xavier Martin