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By Pierre Goubert, Michel Denis

Il existe, soutient Chateaubriand, un monument précieux de l. a. raison en France : ce sont les cahiers des trois ordres en 1789. Là se trouvent consignés, avec une connaissance profonde des choses, tous les besoins de los angeles société.

La Révolution est née de l. a. conjonction d’une crise économique et d’une crise politique où s’affrontaient l. a. monarchie, incapable de se réformer, l’aristocratie, attachée à ses privilèges, los angeles bourgeoisie, enrichie par l. a. prospérité économique de los angeles veille et enhardie par les Lumières au element de vouloir gouverner, et les éclats inattendus, anciens dans beaucoup de leurs characteristics, nouveaux dans d’autres, du prolétariat des villes et des campagnes subitement poussé à de brutales et massives initiatives.

Dans ce climat complexe furent rédigés, en toute liberté, le plus souvent à los angeles fin de l’hiver 1788 et au début du printemps 1789, en pleine crise, des dizaines de milliers de cahiers de doléances. Pour l. a. première fois, los angeles majeure partie du peuple de France a l. a. parole.

Des dizaines de milliers de cahiers, Pierre Goubert et Michel Denis ont extrait les passages les plus significatifs et les plus vivants. Le lecteur demeure frappé par leurs contradictions, leur médiévalité autant que par leur nouveauté.

Suivi d'un Glossaire pratique de l. a. langue de quatre-vingt-neuf.

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They particularly hailed his daring crossing of the Saint Bernard pass, comparing it to Hannibal’s similar feat two millennia previously. Napoleon had made the crossing wrapped in furs and riding a donkey, but the preeminent French artist of the day, Jacques-Louis David, painted him in a dashing red cape atop a magnificent rearing white charger in the single greatest and most memorable image of Napoleon ever executed. The propaganda worked. Marengo confirmed Napoleon’s rise to power. It also, however, bound his power to military victory—he had effectively made a promise to the French people always to be victorious.

Her ardor never matched his, and she took lovers when he left on campaign, causing him considerable anguish. And he left almost immediately after their wedding in the spring of 1796, because his rise to political prominence had come at a perfectly opportune moment. In 1793–94, the new-born French Republic had fought its way back against a large European coalition, even as it brutally eliminated its remaining domestic rebels. Despite the chaos that accompanied the radical Revolution, the ability of the new regime to draw on the country’s vast human and material resources eventually weighed heavily in the balance.

Meanwhile, the invasion helped provoke the formation of a new, broad-based coalition against France, and the start of a new period of large-scale European war. Austria returned to the fight, joining Britain, and two new allies—Russia, and of course Ottoman Turkey, whose territory Napoleon had invaded. It was precisely to take preemptive action against the Turks that, in February 1799, Napoleon decided to invade the neighboring Ottoman province of Syria. With thirteen thousand troops, he marched east from Egypt and up the coast of Palestine.

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