Part of: Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution française, 3 vols. Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution française, vol. 1
- Germaine de Staël (author)
Volume 1 of a 3 volume work. This work is the first full-length history of the French Revolution written by a participant. Staël was the daughter of the last Controller-General before the Revolution, was active in politics throughout the 1790s, opposed Napoleon from exile in Switzerland, and organised an important salon of liberal opponents of the regime, the “Coppet” circle. In her history of the Revolution Staël defends the principles of 1789 and limited constitutional government.