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L’Assassinat du boulanger Denis François le 21 octobre 1789

Riho Hayakawa
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Abstracts

The Assassination of Baker Denis François on 21 October 1789

A baker was hanged and decapitated by the people of Paris in the Place de Grève on 21 October 1989. Immediately thereafter, the National Constituent Assembly instituted “martial law”. At first sight, this act  appears as a callous lynching by the mob, yet it led to social sanctions against them. The deputies decided to meet popular violence with force, i. e. martial law. Both people and deputies suspected a plot behind the assassination of the baker. Yet views were divided as to the nature of the “plot” and its instigators.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Riho Hayakawa, « L’Assassinat du boulanger Denis François le 21 octobre 1789 », Annales historiques de la Révolution française, 333 | 2003, 1-19.

Electronic reference

Riho Hayakawa, « L’Assassinat du boulanger Denis François le 21 octobre 1789 », Annales historiques de la Révolution française [Online], 333 | juillet-septembre 2003, Online since 20 April 2004, connection on 15 December 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/ahrf/841 ; DOI : 10.4000/ahrf.841

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