The Damiens Affair and the Unraveling of the ANCIEN REGIME, 1750-1770

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Princeton University Press, Jul 14, 2014 - History - 388 pages

This book examines an unsuccessful assassination attempt against Louis XV of France and the trial of his assailant, Robert-Francois Damiens, revealing the beginnings of the French Revolution in the ecclesiastical controversies that dominated the Damiens affair.

Originally published in 1984.

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