Old Regime and Revolution: France, 1750-1815

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Old Regime and Revolution: France, 1750-1815

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    French Culture, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 points at Stage I in History

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The French Revolution is recognised as a founding event of modern history. Revolutionaries reinvented political liberty, civic equality, democratic suffrage, human rights; but also reinvented gender discrimination, political terror, ideological war, dictatorship. We explore this through readings and discussions that examine the origins of the Revolution, the collapse of the monarchy, the experiment of mass democracy, and the Revolution's disputed legacies.

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