Coup d’etat of 30 Prairal in Paris (36 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

The coup is a response to military reverses in Italy and Syria and expels moderates from the Directory, replacing them with Jacobins. One of the new directors, Emmanuel Sieyès, starts planning for a military dictatorship.

Citation:
Editors. "Coup d’etat of 30 Prairal in Paris". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4313, accessed 09 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. French Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars: 1789-1802