01-27-09 The French Revolution and the Making of Modern Politics

01-27-09 The French Revolution and the Making of Modern Politics

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The French Revolution and the Making of Modern Politics I. The French Revolution: Main Themes a. A Meaning of Revolution b. Citizenship c. The Nation and Its Symbols II. The “Liberal” Revolution a. The Aristocratic Revolution b. The Bourgeois Revolution c. The Popular Revolution d. The Peasant Revolution Jews - Consider it to be a corporate body, not necessarily religion Theme - society is patchwork of the many groups of people and their roles in society A Meaning of Revolution - 1976, Chinese leader: What was the impact of the French Revolution? “It’s too soon to tell.” - Consequences are still affecting all of us; (i.e. Russian Revolution tried to be a more successful French Revolution; Fascism in Nazi Germany was an effort to reverse the French Revolution) - 1980s: writer says that the “French Revolution” is over - The French Revolution was a revolution in words as well as in action; FR was a discourse about itself; as blood was spilt, so was ink - Only about after 200 years did Europe finally settle down - Before the 18 th century, revolutions were occurrences like natural disasters that happen without human intervention - After the 18
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