By Mona Ozouf

L'équipée de Varennes ne determine pas dans le canon des "journées révolutionnaires" : ni foules anonymes en fureur, ni sang versé, ni exploits individuels, ni vaincus. À Varennes, un roi s'en est venu, un roi s'en est allé, avant de retrouver une capitale sans voix et une Assemblée nationale appliquée à gommer l. a. portée de l'événement. Autant dire une journée blanche.

Et pourtant, ce voyage apparemment sans conséquence fait basculer l'histoire révolutionnaire : il éteint dans les esprits et les cœurs l'image paternelle longtemps incarnée par Louis XVI ; met en scène le divorce entre l. a. royauté et los angeles kingdom ; ouvre inopinément un espace inédit à l'idée républicaine ; et, pour finir, projette l. a. Révolution française dans l'inconnu.

Le livre de Mona Ozouf reconstitue cette histoire à l. a. fois énigmatique et rebattue. Il en éclaire les zones obscures, pénètre les intentions des acteurs et realize le démenti que leur inflige los angeles fatalité ; avant d'interroger les lendemains politiques d'une crise qui contraint les révolutionnaires à "réviser" los angeles Révolution. Réapparaissent ainsi des questions aujourd'hui encore irrésolues : y a-t-il une politique distincte du roi et de l. a. reine? Peut-on faire de Varennes l'origine de los angeles Terreur? Quelle determine de république voit-on se dessiner dans le chaos des passions du jour?

Ce second tourmenté, écrit l'auteur, ouvre une vraie fracture dans l'histoire de France. Il allonge déjà sur le théâtre nationwide l'ombre tragique de l'échafaud. Dix-huit mois avant l. a. mort de Louis XVI, Varennes consomme l'extinction de los angeles royauté.

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