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Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Siân Reynolds


This is a double biography of Jean-Marie Roland (1734–1793) and Marie-Jeanne Phlipon, later Madame Roland (1754–1793), leading figures in the French Revolution. J.‐M. Roland was minister of the Interior for a total of eight months during 1792. The couple were close to Brissot and the Girondins, and both died during the Terror. Mme Roland became famous for her posthumous prison memoirs, and is the subject of many biographies, but her husband, despite being a key figure in administration of France, seldom out of the limelight during his time in office, is often marginalized in histories of the R ... More

Keywords: marriage, French Revolution, Jean-Marie Roland, Madame Roland, Marie-Jeanne Phlipon, Brissot, Girondins, prison memoirs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560424
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siân Reynolds, author
Emerita Professor of French, University of Stirling