Enlightenment, Revolution and Terror
Area of Study
Taught In English
Substantial prior successful study of intermediate history at university level.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This research-led module is devoted to a study of two of the most important phenomena
to bring about the shift between the early modern and the modern world.
The first of these is the body of transformative ideas about science and the nature of
human society known as the Enlightenment.
The second is the French Revolution, which brought down the old regime in Europe and
laid out the foundations of the modern political world.
A key part of the module will address the relationship between ideas and revolution. The
module will also increase the students' depth of knowledge of key issues in ideas,
including the scientific revolution, the rise of the novel, the role of gender in eighteenthcentury
politics and society; and shifting attitudes towards race and slavery.
? An Age of Revolution.
? The World of the Enlightenment
? Revolutionary Ideas: The Republic of Letters
? Rousseau and his Readers
? Revolution in Print: Do Books Make Revolutions?
? Enrichment week: No lecture
? Versailles: The World of the Court
? The Coming of the French Revolution
? English Responses to the French Revolution
? Britain in the 1790s: Radicalism and Loyalism
? Representations of Revolution
? 1789: The Year of Revolution
? Consolidating the Revolution: Constitutional Monarchy
? The Second Revolution and the Fall of the Monarchy
? Universal Rights? Issues of Race and Gender
? The First French Republic
? Creating a New World
? The Terror in the French Revolution
? The Terror: Debates and Interpretations
? Thermidor: the Fall of Robespierre
? Napoleon: Revolutionary or Tyrant?
? The French Revolution and its Legacy: Remembering Revolution
Teaching: Lectures and seminars
STUDY OPTION 1:
? 3 hour unseen exam
STUDY OPTION 2: 2,000 word essay
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
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