Conference : Robespierre

Location : Académie des Sciences Morales, des Lettres et des Arts de Versailles et d'Île-de-France
  • Robespierre


Conference by Herve LEUWERS.
Professor at the University of Lille 3, Herve Leuwers is a specialist in the French Revolution and judicial society of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Robespierre is the French Revolution, its epic breath, and its sulfur too. The man is responsible for all evils and covered with all praise even before his election to the Public Salvation Committee in July 1793. Today, many associate him with the Terror and the massacres of the Vendée; others underline his fight for universal suffrage, his denunciation of the death penalty and slavery, his defence of a threatened country, his dream of a republic that offers equal dignity to all. How can we overcome this paradox?

Herve Leuwers set out in the footsteps of the child of Arras who had become a myth, as a true historian, shaking up presuppositions, analysing sources that had never been published before, digging into archives to reveal the portrait of a lawyer and man of letters, an outstanding orator, an uncompromising and selfless political figure. A statesman, certainly, as France has known little in its history, but also a complex, disturbing, and yet often generous personality.
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  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Conference
  • Art and culture :
    • Historic


FaresRates periodMinMax
26/03/2019 - 26/03/2019
Plein tarifA l'année8
Free for students
Conférence : Robespierre
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Académie des Sciences Morales, des Lettres et des Arts de Versailles et d'Île-de-France
Conférence : Robespierre
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    • French