France and Empire, 1756-1830: Reform, Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Sources (HIH3013)

30 credits

The French Revolution was a pivotal moment in modern history, both within France and beyond her borders in an interconnected world of competing empires, ideas and technologies. This module gives you the opportunity to examine a wide range of primary sources from this complex period in French history, beginning with the build up to revolution across the second half of the eighteenth century and culminating in the study of material concerning the legacies of reform, revolution and counter-revolution during the Napoleonic Empire and Bourbon Restoration. In keeping with its co-requisite module, the geographic origins of these sources will also range well beyond France to encompass Saint-Domingue/Haiti, America and Britain. No knowledge of French is required for this module, although anyone with such language skills will be given the opportunity to use them.