The many Robespierres from 1794 to the present

  title={The many Robespierres from 1794 to the present},
  author={Minchul Kim},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={992 - 996}
  • Minchul Kim
  • Published 14 April 2015
  • History
  • History of European Ideas
Biographies of Robespierre have been pouring out since the dawn of the century. Marc Belissa and Yannick Bosc’s book is an intervention by two historians of modern political thought to the problem of ‘redundancy’ of his biographies that, according to the authors, change little or nothing of the prior works of sympathetic biographers, liberal scholars and ‘anti-revolutionary’ historians. There were not many biographers of Robespierre among the twentieth-century ‘republican’ historians who held a… 
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