Genocide and the Bicentenary: the French Revolution and the Revenge of the Vendee

  title={Genocide and the Bicentenary: the French Revolution and the Revenge of the Vendee},
  author={Hugh Cough},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={977 - 988}
  • Hugh Cough
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
On 10 May 1981 the president of France, Frangois Mitterand, launched plans to commemorate the bicentenary of the outbreak of the French revolution, due just a year after the end of his term of office, in 1989. Within eighteen months a 'Commission nationale de la recherche historique pour le bicentennaire' had been established under the auspices of the CNRS, and since then an impressive programme of conferences has been organized at regional, national and international level, supplemented by… 

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