Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 324

Old Regime and Revolution in France c.1750-1815


Please note: this is archived course information from 2017 for HISTORY 324.

Description

The French Revolution is recognised as a founding event of modern history. As they transformed France, revolutionaries reinvented political liberty, civic equality, democratic suffrage and human rights but also imposed new kinds of gender discrimination, political terror, ideological war and dictatorship. Lectures, readings and discussions examine the eighteenth-century origins of the Revolution, the collapse of the monarchy, the experiment of cultural change and mass democracy and the Revolution’s many legacies for France and the world.

Availability 2017

Not taught in 2017

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Joseph Zizek

Reading/Texts

All required readings will be distributed in a course packet

Recommended Reading

Jeremy D. Popkin, A Short History of the French Revolution, 5th edition, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2009 [previous editions also acceptable]

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

HISTORY 324: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage II in History and 60 points passed

Restrictions

HISTORY 224


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