HIST 4000 Introduction to Historical Research
Professor Durba Ghosh
France experienced profound cultural and political shifts nearly every twenty years from the French Revolution until the mid-20th century. This course follows the French people through the various political revolutions (1789-1815, 1830, 1848, 1871, 1940), through France’s rise and fall as a colonial power, and up to France’s role as one of the founding members of the European Union. Along the way, we will explore transformations in French literature, music, art, and architecture from the Revolution to the present day.