That unfortunate movement

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Olympe de Gouges, pioneer of women’s rights, here pictured handing Marie-Antoinette a copy of her D├ęclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne. Engraving by Desrais and Frussotte, c. 1790. (BnF/Gallica) The French Revolution: A very short introduction was one of the earliest titles to be commissioned in…