From progress to excess: The revolutionary life of Robespierre - EXPeditions

From progress to excess: The revolutionary life of Robespierre

by Ruth Scurr
  • Key point 1
    Robespierre was a very strong defender of the revolution. He was committed to the revolution to the point of obsession.
  • Key point 2
    The whole movement was caught up in a collective hysteria, in trying to understand who was a friend and who was an enemy.
  • Key point 3
    The idea that Robespierre must be somebody to be supported or vilified changed around the time of the bicentenary of the revolution, in 1989.