Western Civ 9-17

Western Civ 9-17 - Western Civ. 9/17/07 Review 18th C...

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Western Civ. 9/17/07 I. Review 18 th C culture and society a. Bourgeois values b. Freemasonry II. Background to French Revolution a. Political and fiscal crisis b. Estates society c. Public opinion III. May 1789 a. Estates general b. Tennis court oath IV. 1789-Revolution a. July 14,1789-fall of the Bastille b. Summer 1789 and the “great fear” c. August 1789, “declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen” d. October 1789 i. March to Versailles - the 18 th century is basically the last whisper of aristocracy - the age of the novel - 19 th century challenges the old system - Look at the freemason is the book - The freemasons are groups of educated men o Similar to the salons o Gather to talk about freedom o Mostly members of the upper class - the French Revolution o starts with political and fiscal crisis and starts with Louis 16th o when he took the thrown at age 20 France was on the verge of bankruptcy o 1787 he has to call a group called the assembly of notables’ 144 men f notable rank, also the parlement. o It was considered dangerous to call such a large group together because they usually want a change o They force Louis to call together the estates general
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Western Civ 9-17 - Western Civ. 9/17/07 Review 18th C...

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