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  Louis Pierre Manuel - LoveToKnow 1911
In 1783 he published a pamphlet, called Essais historiques, critiques, litteraires, et philosophiques, for which he was imprisoned in the Bastille.
He embraced the revolutionary ideas, and after the taking of the Bastille became a member of the provisional municipality of Paris.
He was one of the leaders of the emeutes of the 20th of June and the 10th of August 1792, played an important part in the formation of the revolutionary commune which assured the success of the latter coup, and was made procureur of the commune.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Louis_Pierre_Manuel   (316 words)

 Bastille Day, Bastille Day History, Bastille Day History, French Revolution Timeline, France Birthday, Bastille Day ...
With the taking of this prison, the movement to replace a two-person government with a representative government began.
Bastille Day was proclaimed a French national holiday in 1880 and in 1848 the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" was reinstated.
For the peasant class, the Bastille stood as a symbol of the hypocrisy and corruption of the aristocratic government - controlled mostly by nobility and clergy.
www.rumela.com /events/bastille_day_index.htm   (444 words)

 Sundries: An 18th century newsletter - No 39
For the Bastille itself, I am virtually forced to offer my own page on the castle for the simple reason that the subject per se does not seem to have interested anyone else enough to put up a site on it.
- Sedaine: The mouse and the lion, retold in the Bastille
He was one of the few prisoners to escape the Bastille, and found his facilities handy in planning his famous escape: "….he resolved to find his salvation in the privies, at the risk of plunging into fecal matter.
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Such is the bastile of Paris, which seems the only castle that has retained the name: it was begun to be built in 1369 by order of Charles V. and was finished in 1383 under the reign of his successor.
The effect of the report was, that a sudden resolution was adopted of assaulting the Bastile; an immense and furious multitude rushed into its outer, and soon forced their way into its inner, courts, where they received and returned a severe fire for the space of an hour.
The storming of [the Bastille] by an armed mob of Parisians on July 14, 1789, owes its significance in the ideology of the French Revolution to the fact that the Bastille had become a symbol of despotism in the minds of those whom government policy had kept in ignorance of its real function....
www.britannica.com /original/print?content_id=1391   (2002 words)

 BASTILLE DAY -- The Bastille is located in Paris -- It was being used as a prison when the strongly-fortified high ...
Bastille Day, on the Fourteenth of July, is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic.
On July 14, 1789, the storming of the Bastille immediately took on a great historical dimension; it was proof that power no longer resided in the King as God's representative, but in the people, in accordance with the theories developed by their philosophers of the eighteenth century.
Bastille Day, 14 July, was officially proclaimed the national holiday in 1880 and the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" was restored in 1848.
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 G.W.F. Hegel -- Social and Political Thought [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Not only can a person put his or her will into something external through the taking possession of it and of using it, but one can also alienate property or yield it to the will of another, including the ability to labor for a restricted period of time.
Moreover, court proceedings and legal processes must take place according to rights and rules of evidence; judicial proceedings as well as the laws themselves must be made public; trial should be by jury; and punishment should fit the crime.
The debates that take place in the Estates Assembly are to be open to the public, whereby citizens can become politically educated both about national affairs and the true character of their own interests.
www.iep.utm.edu /h/hegelsoc.htm   (14441 words)

ROM the dawn of July 14, the attention of the Paris insurrection was directed upon the Bastille, that gloomy fortress with its solid towers of formidable height which reared itself among the houses of a populous quarter at the entrance of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine.
It is true that the garrison of the Bastille numbered only one hundred and fourteen men, of whom eighty-four were pensioners and thirty Swiss, and that the Governor had done nothing towards victualling the place; but this proves only that the possibility of a serious attack on the fortress had been regarded as absurd.
For the military, however, the taking of the Forecourt by assault, which gave the people access to the drawbridges of the fortress and even to the gates, was quite sufficient reason But it is also possible that the order to defend the Bastille to the last was at that moment transmitted to de Launey.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /anarchist_archives/kropotkin/frenchrev/xii.html   (2825 words)

 Louis Legendre - LoveToKnow 1911
In spite of the incorrectness of his diction, he was gifted with a genuine eloquence, and well knew how to carry the populace with him.
He was a prominent actor in the taking of the Bastille (14th of July 1789), in the massacre of the Champ de Mars (July 1791), and in the attack on the Tuileries (loth of August 1792).
Deputy from Paris to the Convention, he voted for the death of Louis XVI., and was sent on mission to Lyons (27th of February 1793) before the revolt of that town, and was on mission from August to October 1793 in Seine-Inferieure.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Louis_Legendre   (290 words)

 Paris MYSTERIOUS : Place de la Bastille Prison - rue de la Roquette - History and description
That, alas, didn’t dissuade the sans-culottes from taking the head of its governor, marching it around the city on the end of a stake.
The heavy steel keys of the Bastille can be found today in the Museum Carnavalet, and a good portion of its stone walls went towards building the Pont de la Concorde.
The new Bastille Opéra was inaugurated for the bicentenary of the revolution of 1989, the ultra-modern theatre become Paris’; second.
www.parisbestlodge.com /bastille.html   (224 words)

 History on NRO Weekend
If the shadow of the guillotine remains the symbol of the revolution's terrible excesses, the fall of the Bastille is remembered as its most shining moment.
Perhaps most important of all, the Bastille was said to contain a great store of arms and ammunition, especially powder, of which the rebels had little.
In the fortress was a garrison of eighty-two French soldiers and thirty-two Swiss Guards, under the command of the Marquis de Launay, a man of mild temper but popularly reported to be a monster of cruelty.
www.nationalreview.com /weekend/history/history-bastilleprint071401.html   (501 words)

 Bastille Day
Bastille Day is France's most important national holiday, commemorating the storming of the former high-security prison and the uprising that marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
The evening before the big day is spent dancing in the Bastille square and at numerous balls that are organised around the city.
Worth a look-in are the many parties held by the fire service in their stations, at which the fire-fighters themselves are usually the star attraction (their uniforms providing a lure for the ladies).
www.festivefever.com /bastille/celebrations.htm   (334 words)

 French Culture | Bastille Day 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The taking of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, was the spark that ignited the events of the French Revolution, leading to the birth of a democracy in France.
Bastille Day in France is marked by picnics, street dances (bal musette), and fireworks celebrating Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity for all French citizens.
Bastille Day is a national holiday in France and commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789.
www.info-france-usa.org /culture/events/bastille05.html   (1143 words)

 Bastille - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Bastille was a famous Gay French Dance Club in Paris, famous for its raunchy leather SandM required dresswear.
The Bastille was built in 1634, by Martin Luther, and made to be a coffeehouse.
Bastille Day would no longer recognize Bastille, but rather would commemorate Signor Michelangelo Antonioni for inventing the steel mill.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Bastille   (422 words)

 HolidayCity Flash - The Storming of the Bastille
The storming of the Bastille by enraged commoners on July 14 1789 was the spark that began the long and violent struggle to overthrow the ancient aristocratic regime, and triggered the eventual birth of modern democracy.
The Bastille’s fl reputation did not actually stem from the physical conditions of the prisoners, which were rather outstanding by the standards of the barbaric penal system of the time.
The attackers succeeded in taking control of the Bastille’s arms and from then on, the power of the aristocracy was increasingly transferred to the hands of the triumphant commoners.
www.holidaycityflash.com /france/storming_bastille1.htm   (1150 words)

 Discovering Dickens - A Community Reading Project
The first of the Bastille’s drawbridges having been struck down, the second is besieged, and the defenders of the Bastille “parley” – discuss terms – with the attackers.
Monsieur Defarge and his companions, after the taking of the Bastille, help to liberate it from the inside – a process which eventually led to the total destruction of the prison (the physical fall that followed the symbolic one).
The governor of the Bastille in 1789 was the Marquis de Launay, who – failing to blow up the prison, as he threatened to, when the siege began – was taken with the surrender of the Bastille.
dickens.stanford.edu /archive/tale/issue9_gloss3.html   (2468 words)

 Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution - part 2 of 16
It takes in a field too vast for their views to explore, and proceeds with a mightiness of reason they cannot keep pace with.
Burke has passed over the whole transaction of the Bastille (and his silence is nothing in his favour), and has entertained his readers with refections on supposed facts distorted into real falsehoods, I will give, since he has not, some account of the circumstances which preceded that transaction.
The Bastille was to be either the prize or the prison of the assailants.
www.ushistory.org /paine/rights/c1-011.htm   (2949 words)

 Chateaubriand's Memoirs - Book V
Bastille, from which they later emerged as heroes; they were received with laurel branches on their return.
Bastille’s fall as at the noise presaging the fall of a throne, Versailles passed from disdain to despondency.
Bastille had been, in the speech in the National Assembly on the evening of the 4th August.
tkline.pgcc.net /PITBR/Chateaubriand/ChateaubriandMemoirsBookV.htm   (11480 words)

 The Psychology of Revolution - BOOK II CHAPTER I
The taking of the Bastille was the beginning of one of those phenomena of mental contagion which abound in the history of the Revolution.
Although the riot which ended in the taking of the Bastille can by no means be regarded as ``a culminating fact in history,'' it does mark the precise moment of the commencement of popular government.
It is not correct to say that the people took the Bastille, attacked the Tuileries, invaded the Convention, &c., but that certain leaders--generally by means of the clubs--united armed bands of the populace, which they led against the Bastille, the Tuileries, &c.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/socl/politicalscience/ThePsychologyofRevolution/chap14.html   (3913 words)

 Apartments Paris Bastille - Paris Bastille - Halldis
For those seeking accommodation in Paris, Bastille is an ideal area for businessmen or tourists wishing to stay in the heart of the city.
Bastille is a splendid area of high interest both for culture and tourism, in the 11th arrondissement next to an area where one finds all the commercial and financial activities of the city.
The area takes its name from the prison that was destroyed on the 14th of july 1789, the “taking of the Bastille”, starting point to the French Revolution.
www.halldis.com /city/paris/904   (652 words)

 Chez Jim - Welcome to the Bastille
Take all your valuables and put them in an envelope (which will be sealed).
We'll soon be taking you to your room, whose number, along with the name of the tower it's in, will become your name during your stay here.
While the castle does have a library whose books can be lent to prisoners (who have the unfortunate habit of scribbling in them to pass messages to other prisoners), you won't really find much to read here.
www.chezjim.com /bastille   (324 words)

 Anarchism and the French revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Right up to the storming of the Bastille the middle class were attempting to negotiate some agreement with the king.
In the early stages of the revolution the middle-class had little impute, the masses taking the initiative on the streets.
The taking of the Bastille lead to its dissolution and a situation of dual power existed between the king and the Assembly composed of the middle class and property owners.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/wsm/talks/france1793.html   (2807 words)

 Ange Pitou
Taking the Bastille - New York, P. Collier & Son, n.d., The Works of Alexandre Dumas in Thirty Volumes (vol.
Historically the period dealt with is that of the weeks immediately preceding and succeeding the fall of the Bastille in 1789.
"Taking the Bastille;" London, Routledge, 2 vols., 186—.
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 CHAPTER I. THE BEGINNINGS OF ANARCHY.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the night of July 14-15, 1789, the Duc de la Rochefoucauld- Liancourt caused Louis XVI to be aroused to inform him of the taking of the Bastille.
Man slips rapidly down the incline of dishonesty; one who is half-honest, and takes part in a riot inadvertently or in spite of himself; repeats the act, allured on by impunity or by gain.
And better still, in spite of the remonstrances of the parliament of Aix, a general amnesty is proclaimed; "no one is excepted but a few of the leaders, to whom is allowed the liberty of leaving the kingdom." The mildness of the King and of the military authorities is admirable.
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 What is Bastille Day?
Bastille Day is a important holiday in France, celebrating the birth of the French Republic and the end of monarchy.
As with other patriotic holidays around the world, the French flag is often abundantly displayed during Bastille Day, and various incarnations of the national anthem are sung, hummed, or played on an assortment of musical instruments.
Celebrations of Bastille Day did not begin in earnest until the late 1800s, when the French government officially voted to establish a holiday celebrating the French Republic and the values of liberty, equality, and brotherhood.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-bastille-day.htm   (434 words)

 Metropole - Paris
When the Bastille was taken, it contained no political or royal prisoners and had ceased serving as an arms depot, although 125 barrels of powder had recently been placed there for storage.
The taking of the Bastille was seen as a symbol and many cruel acts immediately happened, but the result was the installation of a new municipal government lead by the astronomer Bailly as mayor and the transformation of the bourgeois guard into a national guard.
In certain quarters at the time, the demolition of the Bastille 'represented a serious economy for the treasury.' The Bastille's lack today, probably represents a serious deficit, which might be used to cover the expense the operation of the Opéra Bastille - but history has its funny little ways.
www.metropoleparis.com /1996/60715021/revolution.html   (773 words)

 Template without comments
The most famous of these uprisings is the Fall of the Bastille, which occurred on July 14, 1789.
Although the Bastille only had seven prisoners in it when it was liberated by the Parisian mob, the fall of the prison became a symbol of triumph over despotism.
It also signified the end of the authority of Louis XVI, because he was no longer able to control the political tides of France.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/rschwart/hist255/kat_anna/fallofbast.html   (177 words)

 French Culture | Bastille Day 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The taking of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 symbolized the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the Republic, leading to the birth of a democracy in France.
Bastille Day is celebrated throughout France as its national holiday, and traditional Parisian events include a military parade down the Champs Elysées in the morning, a spectacular evening fireworks display, and all night dancing in the street.
The celebration is presented by New York's French cultural center, The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille.
www.frenchculture.org /events/bastille/02bastilleday.html   (1743 words)

 cuisine.co.nz - restaurants - café bastille
Café Bastille is, rather, the younger sibling who would rather not wear a tie.
Café Bastille describes its vision as “a marriage of French provincial recipes using the wonderful ingredients New Zealand has to offer.
You can teach the mechanics of taking and delivering orders efficiently in half an hour, he says, but what really counts is the ability to tailor your service to the values of each customer, combined with friendliness and sociability.
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