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3. Discussion on An Episode of the Reign of Terror.docx

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Department
History
Course
HIST 1031
Professor
Robert Savage
Semester
Spring

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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  system 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 o Citoyenne=citizen • Social standings o Clergy owned10% of the land o Nobility 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  government • 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 • Enlightenment  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  of others o Locke Rousseau, Voltaire o Voltaire­all about free speech • The Fren
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