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Jacobinism is a controversial political and historical term with a heavy ideological charge. It developed from the short nickname for the Paris Société des Amis de la Constitution (“Society of Friends of the Constitution”) taken from the hall in which it held its meetings in the abolished Dominican monastery (Jacobins) in the Rue Saint-Honoré. Most closely associated with the “Jacobin dictatorships” of …

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Reichardt, Rolf, “Jacobinism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021587>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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