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Foreign Policy and the French Revolution

Charles-François Dumouriez, Pierre LeBrun, and the Belgian Plan, 1789–1793

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Patricia Chastain Howe
    Pages 1-4
  3. Patricia Chastain Howe
    Pages 97-110
  4. Patricia Chastain Howe
    Pages 129-147
  5. Patricia Chastain Howe
    Pages 149-169
  6. Patricia Chastain Howe
    Pages 171-186
  7. Patricia Chastain Howe
    Pages 187-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-262

About this book


This study of the French Revolution reveals that from March 1792 to April 1793, French foreign policy was dominated not by the leaders of the French revolutionary government, but by two successive French foreign ministers, Charles-Francois Dumouriez and Pierre LeBrun.


concept foreign policy French French revolution policy revolution

About the authors

PATRICIA CHASTAIN HOWE is Associate Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas, USA.

Bibliographic information


"This is a significant project and the archival research that has gone into it is impressive. Howe offers a striking new interpretation of French foreign policy during this period, arguing that the 'Belgian Plan' of Charles Dumouriez and Pierre LeBrun was embraced by the Girondin political leadership and played an important role in the domestic political wrangles of 1792-93." - Paul Hanson, Butler University"This is a rich book, full of fresh and original research,that makes a compelling case for the centrality of foreign policy tounderstanding the era of the French Revolution." - Marc Lerner, The University of Mississippi