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The Enemy Within

Marisa Linton

in Choosing Terror

Published in print June 2013 | ISBN: 9780199576302
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191747410 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576302.003.0009
The Enemy Within

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This chapter discusses the fight between the Jacobin factions — the Dantonists, the Hébertists, and the Jacobins on the ruling Committees — which culminated in the destruction of both splinter groups in the spring of 1794. Through this struggle we can trace how familiar themes of virtue, corruption, conspiracy, friendship, and enmity played out in forms that were at once ideological, tactical, and personal; waged against the vertiginous backdrop of the continuing war crisis and the Terror.

Keywords: Jacobins; Dantonists; Hébertists; virtue; corruption; conspiracy; friendship; Terror

Chapter.  14028 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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