THE FRENCH REVOLUTION – THE PERIOD FROM 1789 TO 1792
In an essay, answer one (1) question from the list of several questions:
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Textbook (Cite in Chicago/ Turabian): Hunt, Martin, et al. The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures; Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martins, 2012).
Cite quoted material from the textbook (Chapter 18, 19, & 20 PDF files attached) and any web sources using footnotes according to the Turabian / University of Chicago style.
1. Describe the theoretical characteristics of classical liberalism in its late 17th- and early 18th-century form.
2. What was the Republic of Letters, and how did it function? What role did women play in it as a feature of the Enlightenment? What was the role of the salon in that republics European guise?
3. Describe the three concurrent pressure waves, as discussed in class, whose collision sparks the French Revolution.
4. Describe the tripartite division of French society into Estates on the eve of the revolution of 1789. What was the Estates General and why was it convened by Louis XVI?
5. Discuss the revolutionary context and importance of the Womens March on Versailles in 1789.
6. Where are there liberal revolutionary movements in the Western world prior to the revolution in France? Which succeed? Which do not? Why?
9. Discuss the constructive phase of the French Revolution.
10. Are there any functioning European examples of a government shaped by liberal philosophy in the period of 1690 to 1780? If so, describe that governments principal features and specify when and where it may have existed.