HIS457H1: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire

Hours: 
24S

Explores the central themes in the history of France during the Revolution and the First Empire. We will consider the periods principal political, social and cultural aspects: the causes of the French Revolution; the shift from constitutional monarchy to Republic; the relationship between politics and religion; the invention of a new republican political culture; counterrevolution and Terror; the Directory; Bonaparte's rise to power; the Napoleonic Empire; the nature of war during the Empire; the Restoration; and the Revolution's legacy in France and beyond today.

Prerequisite: 
Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)