Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

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Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

2013

The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. Learn the full story of this era that shook the foundations of the...

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Suzanne Desan Ph.D.

In This Series

Introduction and the Old Regime Monarchy
Episode 1
Introduction and the Old Regime Monarchy
Privilege—Old Regime Society
Episode 2
Privilege—Old Regime Society
The Enlightenment
Episode 3
The Enlightenment
France, Global Commerce, and Colonization
Episode 4
France, Global Commerce, and Colonization
American Revolution and the Economic Crisis
Episode 5
American Revolution and the Economic Crisis
The Political Awakening of 1789
Episode 6
The Political Awakening of 1789
July 14th—Storming the Bastille
Episode 7
July 14th—Storming the Bastille
Peasant Revolt and the Abolition of Feudalism
Episode 8
Peasant Revolt and the Abolition of Feudalism
The Declaration of the Rights of Man
Episode 9
The Declaration of the Rights of Man
Paris Commands Its King
Episode 10
Paris Commands Its King
Political Apprenticeship in Democracy
Episode 11
Political Apprenticeship in Democracy
Religion and the Early Revolution
Episode 12
Religion and the Early Revolution
The Revolution and the Colonies
Episode 13
The Revolution and the Colonies
Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution
Episode 14
Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution
The King’s Flight
Episode 15
The King’s Flight
Foreign Reactions—A Divided Europe
Episode 16
Foreign Reactions—A Divided Europe
The Path to War with Europe
Episode 17
The Path to War with Europe
Overthrowing the Monarchy
Episode 18
Overthrowing the Monarchy
The King’s Trial
Episode 19
The King’s Trial
The Republic at War
Episode 20
The Republic at War
Revolutionary Culture and Festivals
Episode 21
Revolutionary Culture and Festivals
Family and Marriage
Episode 22
Family and Marriage
Slave Revolt and the Abolition of Slavery
Episode 23
Slave Revolt and the Abolition of Slavery
Counterrevolution and the Vendée
Episode 24
Counterrevolution and the Vendée
The Pressure Cooker of Politics
Episode 25
The Pressure Cooker of Politics
Revolution in Crisis—Summer 1793
Episode 26
Revolution in Crisis—Summer 1793
Terror Is the Order of the Day
Episode 27
Terror Is the Order of the Day
The Revolution Devours Her Children
Episode 28
The Revolution Devours Her Children
The Overthrow of Robespierre
Episode 29
The Overthrow of Robespierre
The Thermidorian Reaction
Episode 30
The Thermidorian Reaction
The Directory—An Experimental Republic
Episode 31
The Directory—An Experimental Republic
Young Napoleon
Episode 32
Young Napoleon
The Italian Campaign and the Sister Republics
Episode 33
The Italian Campaign and the Sister Republics
Sister Republics? France and America
Episode 34
Sister Republics? France and America
Bonaparte in Egypt
Episode 35
Bonaparte in Egypt
Bonaparte Seizes Power
Episode 36
Bonaparte Seizes Power
Building Power—General and First Consul
Episode 37
Building Power—General and First Consul
Napoleon Becomes Emperor
Episode 38
Napoleon Becomes Emperor
Napoleon’s Ambitions in the New World
Episode 39
Napoleon’s Ambitions in the New World
Taking on the Great Powers
Episode 40
Taking on the Great Powers
Expanding the Empire
Episode 41
Expanding the Empire
France during the Empire
Episode 42
France during the Empire
Living under the Empire
Episode 43
Living under the Empire
The Russian Campaign
Episode 44
The Russian Campaign
Napoleon’s Fall and the Hundred Days
Episode 45
Napoleon’s Fall and the Hundred Days
Waterloo and Beyond
Episode 46
Waterloo and Beyond
Emerging Political Models
Episode 47
Emerging Political Models
Revolutionary Legacies
Episode 48
Revolutionary Legacies