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Summoning to Execution

Image of the condemned being summoned to be executed


One of the most fearful parts of the Terror was its unpredictability. Many were swept up in suspicion, including unexpected, even nighttime arrests. As reality and imagination merged, this fear of the uncertainty of the era became an important part of the story, as this print in English testifies.

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"Summoning to Execution," in World History Commons, [accessed March 31, 2023]