Trahison de Robespierre et de ses complices (1794)Printed document
|Chez le citoyen F. Hayez, imprimeur, rue des escaliers
|This leaflet is one of the various revolutionary pamphlets housed at the Graduate Institute Library. The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a prolific period for political publications. The pamphlets were popular, short controversial texts commenting the political events of that time. They were often published in haste and were sold unbound. With the press of that period, the pamphlets played a major role in the dissemination of political ideas.
|Maximilien Robespierre (aka. The Incorruptible), whom text is about, was one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution. As a member of the Committee of Public Safety, he was an important figure of the bloody period known as the Reign of Terror (1793-1794).
|This anti-Robespierre text deals with the Thermidorian Reaction, in the night of the 9th to 10th of Thermidor (27-28th July 1794), which marked the end of the Reign of Terror and saw the arrest of Robespierre. Robespierre was executed a few months later, in July 1794.
|Additional link: the French Revolution Pamphlets Digital Collections of the Ball State University.
|The Graduate Institute, Geneva - The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library