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The Revolution of 1789 in France and its impact in Europe and beyond, from the fall of the Old Regime to the rise of Napoleon. A critical, ionic event in world history, the french Revolution marks the birth of modern political culture and citizenship, transforming the way the French viewed themsellves and their role in the world. Revolutionary debates on human rights, individual liberty, representative democracy, and social equality in the global context of revolutions in North America and Haiti. The course will make use of primary sources and engage the rich historiography of this era.

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  • School of Arts & Sciences