The Candle and the Guillotine: Revolution and Justice in Lyon, 1789-93 (Berghahn Monographs in French Studies #17) (Hardcover)

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As in a number of France's major cities, civil war erupted in Lyon in the summer of 1793, ultimately leading to a siege of the city and a wave of mass executions. Using Lyon as a lens for understanding the politics of revolutionary France, this book reveals the widespread enthusiasm for judicial change in Lyon at the time of the Revolution, as well as the conflicts that ensued between elected magistrates in the face of radical democratization. Julie Patricia Johnson's investigation of these developments during the bloodiest years of the Revolution offers powerful insights into the passions and the struggles of ordinary people during an extraordinary time.

About the Author


Julie Patricia Johnson is an associate researcher at the University of Melbourne. She has presented her research at international conferences and has published work in journals such as French History and Lilith: A Feminist History Journal.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789206760
ISBN-10: 1789206766
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Berghahn Monographs in French Studies