HIST 2860 The French Revolution

March 22, 2021

HIST 2860 The French Revolution (also FREN 2860) (HB) (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS)  (HPE, HEU)

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:25-12:40 plus discussion

Professor Paul Friedland

In the turbulent and violent years from 1789 to 1815, France experienced virtually every form of government known to the modern world. This course explores the rapidly changing political landscape of this extraordinary period as well as the evolution of Revolutionary culture (the arts, theater, songs, fashion, the cult of the guillotine, attitudes towards gender and race). Whenever possible, we will use texts and images produced by the Revolutionaries themselves.

Image: Pierre-Antoine DeMachy, Une Exécution capitale, place de la Révolution, (Wikimedia Commons)

Scene from French Revolution