21H.346 | Spring 2011 | Undergraduate

France, 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon

Course Description

This course covers French politics, culture, and society from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte. Attention is given to the growth of the central state, the beginnings of a modern consumer society, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, including its origins, and the rise and fall of Napoleon.
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments
Lecture Notes
A painting of Napolean Boneparte after he ascended the French throne. In it, he is wearing furs, red, white, and golden robes, and a golden laurel wreath around his head.
A painting of Napoléon Bonaparte after he ascended the French throne. (Napoleon on His Imperial Throne, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1806.)