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The History of the Bastille (1838) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following review of Davenport’s History of the Bastille, by G.W.M. Reynolds, appeared in the Monthly Magazine in 1838. The history of the Bastille is too intimately connected with that of the great French Revolution to be passed over without...

The History of the Bastille

By George W.M. Reynolds (Transcribed by Stephen Basdeo) The history of the Bastille is too intimately connected with that of the great French Revolution to be passed over without due notice and attention.[1] In proffering an account of that terrible...

Bearing Arms and Arming Citizens in the French Revolution

By Noah Shusterman On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison. In one way or another, the day has been celebrated ever since, but the links between “Bastille Day” and the events of July 1789 have become less clear....
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Oct 2016

Le 14 juillet: « Liberté, égalité, fraternité » et les valeurs voltairiennes

« Tel est le fanatisme: c’est un monstre sans cœur, sans yeux et sans oreilles. Il ose se dire le fils de la religion, il se cache sous sa robe, et dès qu’on veut le réprimer, il crie, ‘Au secours on égorge...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 Jul 2016

Ruins and Revolution: Volney, Palmyra, and ISIS

By Blake Smith The world watched in horror last year as the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) ravaged Palmyra. Once a flourishing city connecting the ancient Mediterranean to Asian trade routes, the Syrian city had been devastated by the Romans in 273 CE,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Mar 2016

The Bastille: facts and stories

Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay. Painting, 1791. Musée CarnavaletCommemorative buttons were distributed! Here are some more facts about the BastilleThat is one hell of a loaf! The Quality of Bread in France prior to the Storming...

Bastille Day Books!

The Storming of the Bastille, Singleton. Photo: Christie’s. Happy Bastille Day! Ah, it’s that time of the year when people better organised than my husband and I head off on their holidays. Oh, don’t pity us, we may have been tardy...
From: Madame Guillotine on 14 Jul 2014

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