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FrRevol_i-xxx.indd 1 3/16/12 1:00 PM Considerations on the Principal Events ofthe French Revolution FrRevol_i-xxx.indd 3 3/16/12 1:00 PM ++++++++++++++ CONSIDERATIONS ON THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS OF THE French Revolution GERMAINE DE STAEL Newly Revised Translation of the I 8I 8 English Edition Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Aurelian Craiutu ++++++++++++++ LIBERTY FUND Indianapolis FrRevol_i-xxx.indd 4 3/16/12 1:00 PM This book is published by Liberty Fund, Inc., a foundation established to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. The cuneiform inscription that serves as our logo and as the design motif for our endpapers is the earliest-known written appearance of the word "freedom" (amagi), or "liberty." It is taken from a clay document written about 2300 B.C. in the Sumerian city-state of Lagash. Introduction, note on the present edition, annotations, bibliography, index,© 2008 by Liberty Fund, Inc. Frontispiece: Portrait of Madame de Stael by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, ca. 18oo-1824. © The Gallery Collection/Corbis. Reproduced by permission. Printed in the United States of America c 10 9 p 10 9 All rights reserved 7 6 7 6 4 4 2 2 Library ofCongress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Stael, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-r8r7. [Considerations sur les principaux evenemens de Ia Revolution fran~oise. EnglishJ Considerations on the principal events of the French Revolution/Germaine de Stael; edited and with an introduction by Aurelian Craiutu. p. em. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN978-o-86597-731-o (he: alk. paper) ISBN 978-o-86597-732-7 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. France-History- Revolution, 1789-1799-Causes. 2. France--HistoryRevolution , I789-1799-Influence. 3· Stael, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-r8r7-Political and social views. I. Craiutu, Aurelian. II. Title. DCIJ8.S7I3 2008 LIBER T Y FUND, INC. 8335 Allison Pointe Trail, Suite 300 Indianapolis, Indiana 46250-r684 ...


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