Sword of Sieyès

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Title

Sword of Sieyès

Description

This ceremonial sword, created for one of the directors in 1799, is presented symbolically as an instrument to defend the "people." Indeed, the war effort was waged for the populace against the perceived injustices of the old regime and its remnants in and outside of France. Placing war on this footing clearly had the potential to inspire more support and more bloodshed as so much more seemed at stake.

Source

mfr 86.241.4

Date

1799

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/33/

Identifier

33

Citation

“Sword of Sieyès,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/45.