FRENCH 344 - The Revolutionary Century: France, 1789-1900
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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The revolution of 1789 in France announced the beginning of a new age, in which established social and political traditions were to be swept away before the bracing winds of cultural novelty and political experimentation. Armed with a powerful new model of citizenship and national identity, France's revolutionaries sought to export their allegedly universal model of modern civilization to the rest of the world, beginning somewhat fitfully in the first half of the nineteenth century with Napoleon's invasion of Egypt and the conquest of Algeria in 1830, and then much more rapidly with French expansion in to west Africa and Indochina in the second half of the nineteenth century. The results were not always what the French expected, and in the late nineteenth century this vision of a "civilizing mission" was used to justify a predatory colonial policy that was to have painful consequences in the 20th century. Using a variety of sources --biography, historical documents, novels, and recent studies -- this class will explore the social and political history of France's revolutionary century, paying special attention to its resonance beyond France's European borders.

Intended audience:Undergraduates, especially history concentrators Class Format: 3 hours per week to consist of lectures and some discussion.

Course Requirements:Attendance, participation in discussions, mid-term exam, final exam and 10 page paper on related topic.

FRENCH 344 - The Revolutionary Century: France, 1789-1900
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0140442014
The social contract, Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated and introduced by Maurice Cranston., Publisher: Penguin Repr. 1975
ISBN: 9780140449723
Old Man Goriot, Author: Honore de Balzac ; translation and notes by Olivia McCannon ; introduction by Graham Robb., Publisher: Penguin Books 2011
ISBN: 1319049036
The French Revolution and Human Rights, Author: Lynn Hunt, Publisher: Bedford/.St. Martins 2016
ISBN: 0385092601
The old regime and the French Revolution, Author: by Alexis de Tocqueville ; translated by Stuart Gilbert., Publisher: Anchor Books 1st Anchor 1955
ISBN: 0415358337
The French Revolution recent debates and new controversies, Author: ed. by Gary Kates, Publisher: Routledge Repr. 2007
ISBN: 0435086219
Fantasia, an Algerian cavalcade, Author: Assia Djebar ; translated by Dorothy S. Blair., Publisher: Heinemann 1993
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