The King's Trial (Paperback)

Louis XVI vs. the French Revolution

By David Peter Jordan

University of California Press, 9780520236974, 309pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004

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On August 10, 1792, Louis XVI of France abandoned his Paris chateau, walked across the Tuileries gardens, and surrendered his crown. In the tumultuous months that followed, he was tried, found guilty, and sent to the guillotine. When originally published, David Jordan's riveting account of that turbulent time identified key issues, focused attention on a matter once considered only an episode of French history, and reframed the academic debate on the meaning of the most significant trial in French history. His new preface considers the scholarship of the past twenty-five years and places The King's Trial in the current context.

About the Author

David P. Jordan is the LAS Distinguished Professor of French History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Transforming Paris: The Life and Labors of Baron Haussmann (1995), The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre (1985), and Gibbon and His Roman Empire (1971).