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Title Phantom terror : political paranoia and the creation of the modern state 1789-1848 / Adam Zamoyski.
Author Zamoyski, Adam, author.
Publication New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Description xv, 569 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Call # 940.27 Z
Note Originally published : Great Britain : William Collins, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-540) and index.
Summary The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it engendered terrified the ruling and propertied classes of Europe. Unable to grasp how such horrors could have come about, many concluded that it was the result of a devilish conspiracy hatched by Freemasons inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment with the aim of overthrowing the entire social order, along with the legal and religious principles it stood on. Others traced it back to the Reformation or the Knights Templar and ascribed even more sinister aims to it. Faced by this apparently occult threat, they resorted to repression on an unprecedented scale, expanding police and spy networks in the process. This compelling history, occasionally chilling and often hilarious, tells how the modern state evolved through the expansion of its organs of control, and holds urgent lessons for today.
Contents Exorcism -- Fear -- Contagion -- War on terror -- Government by alarm -- Order -- Peace -- A hundred days -- Intelligence -- British bogies -- Moral order -- Mysticism -- Teutomania -- Suicide terrorists -- Corrosion -- The empire of evil -- Synagogues of Satan -- Comité directeur -- The duke of Texas -- The apostolate -- Mutiny -- Cleansing -- Counter-revolution -- Jupiter tonans -- Scandals -- Sewers -- The China of Europe -- A mistake -- Polonism -- Satan on the loose.
Subject Political persecution -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Revolutions -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.
Europe -- History -- 1789-1900.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence.
ISBN 0465039898 (hardback) :
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