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By Jean-Pierre Gross

This revisionist research demanding situations these readings of the French Revolution that see it as inherently violent and illiberal, frequently by way of the phobia on my own, and explores the egalitarian rules pursued within the provinces. The mainstream Jacobin schedule held out the promise of "fair stocks" and equivalent possibilities for all in a personal possession marketplace economic system. additionally it sought to accomplish social justice with no jeopardizing human rights. therefore it tended to counterpoint, instead of undermine, the liberal, individualist software of the Revolution.

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180; Lakanal, Bergerac, 21-4 October 1793, in L a b r o u e , La mission de Lakanal, p p . 2 1 9 - 2 1 ; Brival, 18 Pluviose I I , Arch. d e p . Haute-Vienne, L 820, Jacobin club of Limoges. Toulouse, 12 Brumaire II, Arch. dep. D o r d o g n e , 1L 231, mission of Paganel, a n d Lot-et-Garonne, L 152 a n d 300, mission of Paganel. Radical drift, class antagonism . . '63 Egalitarianism in a property-owning democracy where the rights of man are fostered can only be a relative affair. This view prompts us to study further the content of the 'moral equality' or 'fraternal equality' which Bo and Romme consider to be the cornerstone of republican democracy.

P. fr. 84 (1931), pp. 345-8; and J. Godechot, review of C. Petit, 'La terreur a Saint-Geniez d'Olt', P h . D dissertation, University o f Toulouse (1976), Annales hist. fr. 49 (1977), pp. 133-4. Report by Chauvin, Germinal Year III, Bibl. , 8°Le 3 9 245, pp. 49, 57 and 86; J. Michelet, Histoire de la Revolution franfaise, ed. by G. Walter, 2 vols. (Paris, 1939), vol. II, p. 995; Broilliard, 'Diagoras Boscovir', p. 81; F. Arsac, ' U n e emeute contre-revolutionnaire a Meymac (Correze)', Annales hist.

538. 64 Accustomed as people were to the inequalities of the old regime, and given the 'brotherhood of man' anticipated in the new, language, dress and behaviour were of the essence in the egalitarian challenge, especially since the superiority of the rich was matched by the habitual deference of the poor. Lanot was kept busy in the Correze eradicating from the countryside 'that sort of servility which keeps the farmer out of habit subservient to the bourgeois aristocracy' who buy up the nationalised lands and monopolise all the benefits of the Revolution.

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