Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in History or permission of Instructor.
The course explores the causes, events and the impact of the French Revolution from the establishment of the National Assembly to the Napoleonic coup, 1789-1799. The focus is on problems associated with revolutionary violence and the construction of the revolutionary state and society. Topics include the relationship between enlightenment and revolution, the revolutionary state and society before and after the fall of the monarchy and the First Republic: the National and Legislative Assembly, the Terror, thefall of the Robespierre and the directory until Napoleonic coup.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.