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Introduction

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0002
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The Introduction describes the aim of this double biography: to locate the famous Madame Roland within the partnership with her husband, often overlooked; to discuss both his importance in the French Revolution as minister of the Interior 1792-1793, and his wife's role at his side. The Introduction also discusses the relevant current historiography of the period, and the function of biography in history of the Revolution.

Keywords: biography; historiography; French Revolution; Madame Roland

Chapter.  4189 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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