The guillotine is undoubtedly the most potent image of revolutionary France, the tool whereby a whole society was 'redesigned'. Yet, what came to be seen as an instrument of terror was, paradoxically, introduced as the result of the humanitarian feelings of men intent on revising an ancient and barbaric penal code. Robert Frederick Opie takes us on a fascinating and sometimes terrifying journey through the narrow streets of eighteenth-century Par...
By Robert Frederick Opie
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: The History Press (May 25, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3561831
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
Another Guillotine book....it's OK, but pretty basic. For now it's as good as any of the other offerings available.
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