September massacres


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September massacres:

see French RevolutionFrench Revolution,
political upheaval of world importance in France that began in 1789. Origins of the Revolution

Historians disagree in evaluating the factors that brought about the Revolution.
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Prieur's List illustrations for the Tableaux historiques portray the largest Pans uprising of the French Revolution, the Storming of the Tuileries on 10 August 1792, and its bloody aftermath, the September Massacres. As in earlier tableaus the people are at the centre of the action, but Prieur's portrayal of the people exhibits a difference: while the portrayal of popular violence continues to be central to his scripting of events, he now exercises a restraint that is consistent with a new set of rhetorical objectives.
Even after the September Massacres, Jefferson defends the revolutionaries in his notorious `Adam and Eve' letter, which O'Brien unfairly portrays as countenancing `massacring the entire French population, minus two'.
Immediately after the September massacres, the advancing Prussians and Austrians retreated; the radicals, sensing victory, deposed Louis XVI and, on September 21, declared France a republic.