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Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793
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Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793

W. D. Edmonds


Although much has been written about Lyon during the Great Terror of 1793–1794, this is the first study of the four turbulent years which left France's second city marked out for savage repression by the Jacobin Republic. Taking account of recent research, the book emphasizes the interaction of social tensions with political rivalries in the succession of crises which set Lyon on a collision course with the national government. Deep social divisions had a close bearing on the two most notable features of the city's revolutionary history: the precocious emergence of a popular democratic movemen ... More

Keywords: Lyon, Great Terror, 1793–1794, repression, Jacobin Republic, democratic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198227496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227496.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. D. Edmonds, author
Macquarie University