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Fatal purity

Ruth Scurr

Fatal purity

Robespierre and the French Revolution

by Ruth Scurr

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Published by Vintage Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Robespierre, Maximilien, -- 1758-1794.,
  • Revolutionaries -- France -- Biography.,
  • Politicians -- France -- Biography.,
  • France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.,
  • France -- History -- Reign of Terror, 1793-1794.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRuth Scurr.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination388 p. :
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20301783M

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