Discussion #1 1/17/14
• 28 Nivose CCXXIITodays date in the republican calendar
o Intention: radical reorganization of the culture. It was a very easy metric
o Significance: Overcompensation for the reaction in order to be different.
Not taking into account their French heritage.
• Honore De Balzac
o Symbolic because the person doing the killing ends up being killed
o He was more antirevolutionary
o There is no logic
• Social standings
o Clergy owned10% of the land
o 98% huge and diverse. Doctors, lawyers, merchants
o Bourgeoisie the wealthy merchants who were successful. But they wanted
the revolution because they had to pay taxes and couldn’t take part in
• Louis XIV
o Built Versailles to escape his own people
o Called the sun king
o One of the longest reigning monarchs
o Died around 1713 and was one of the most hated monarchs in history.
o He was an absolutist
o He was one of the triggers
o Stood for free speech, right to gather, est.
o Applying the logic of science
o Philosopheswriters that risked their own life for the reason and the rights
o Locke Rousseau, Voltaire
o Voltaireall about free speech
• The Fren