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A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbé Sieyes and What is the Third Estate?
What Is the Third Estate? was the most influential pamphlet of 1789. It did much to set the French Revolution on a radically democratic course. It also launched its author, the Abbé Sieyes, on a remarkable political career that spanned the entire revolutionary decade. Sieyes both opened the revolution by authoring the National Assembly’s declaration of sovereignty in June ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 5th 1994 by Duke University Press Books
(first published December 1994)
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