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Twelve who ruled the year of the terror in the French Revolution. by R. R. Palmer

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


  • France. -- Convention nationale.,
  • France -- History -- Revolution, 1793-1794.,
  • France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Biography.

Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination417 p. :
Number of Pages417
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14493263M

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