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  Glossary of the French Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The convention of the Estates-General of 1789 is one of the events that led to the French Revolution.
The Paris Commune (French revolution) - During the waning days of the Legislative Assembly and the fall of the Monarchy, the municipal government of Paris functioned, at times, in the capacity of a national government, as a rival, a goad, or a bully to the Legislative Assembly.
Tricolor cockade - The symbol of the Revolution (from shortly after the Bastille fell) and later of the republic.
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 French Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Template:French Revolution The period of the French Revolution in the history of France covers the years between 1789 and 1799 in which republicans overthrew the monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church perforce underwent radical restructuring.
Many factors led to the revolution; to extent the old order succumbed to its rigidity in the face of a changing to some extent it fell to the of a rising bourgeoisie allied with aggrieved peasants and wage-earners with individuals of all classes who had under the influence of the ideas of Enlightenment.
French people were in no temper to dictated to by foreign monarchs and the of force merely resulted in the militarization the frontiers.
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 French Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a pivotal period in the history of French, European and Western civilization.
While France would oscillate among republic, empire, and monarchy for 75 years after the First Republic fell to a coup d'état, the Revolution is widely seen as a major turning point in the history of Western democracy—from the age of absolutism and aristocracy, to the age of the citizenry as the dominant political force.
The Concordat of 1801 between Napoleon and the Church ended the dechristianisation period and established the rules for a relationship between the Catholic Church and the French State that lasted until it was abrogated by the Third Republic via the separation of church and state on December 11, 1905.
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 French Revolution - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
French participation in the American Revolution had increased the huge debt, and Necker's successor, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, called an Assembly of Notables (1787), hoping to avert bankruptcy by inducing the privileged classes to share in the financial burden.
The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a period in the history of France.
The Concordat of 1801 between Napoleon and the Church ended the dechristianisation period and established the rules for a relationship between the Catholic Church and the French State that lasted until it was abrogated by the Third Republic on the separation of church and state on December 11, 1905.
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 © Glossary: The French Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the context of the Revolution, the term is used of those relatively wealthy and politically active members of the middle classes, the professionals and gentlemen of independent means.
Practising as a lawyer in Paris at the outbreak of the French Revolution.
French economic thinkers of the later 18th century committed to reason and natural law, which made them critical of internal trade barriers and controls, and advocates of reform.
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 Reactionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Often, reactionaries idealise either feudalism or the pre-modern era that preceded the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution when economies were largely agrarian, the landed aristocracy dominated society, a king was on the throne and the church was the moral centre of society.
In the aftermath of the French Revolution, the French state was in constant turmoil between the forces of restoration of the right and revolutionaries on the left.
Attacking the French Revolution as creating individualism and centralization in government, he championed the cause of absolute monarchy and the Catholic Church as the only means of securing tranquility.
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 Rev Glossary
Civil Constitution of the Clergy: Decree that made the clergy a department of the French state thus stripping the Roman Catholic Church of its influence and nationalizing church land.
Valmy: 1792 French victory that marked the beginning of French expansionist plans in Europe, European recognition of the French Revolution, and the formal end of the French monarchy.
Varennes: French town on the Austrian border where the royal family was suppose to flee on June of 1791 but never made it.
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 Accounting Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is a glossary of some terms used in the branch of mathematics known as topology.
It seems that the current glossary is evolving into a "general topology" glossary (i.e.
The word ''glossary'' itself is derived from the Greek ''glossa'' (γλωσσα) meaning "tongue".
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 The French Revolution
The French Revolution is important because of this period when people throughout Europe broadened their minds and new ideas of freedom spread throughout Europe.
This was a result of the success of the French Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. When combined, liberalism and nationalism can be very powerful as it was shown in South America when many Spanish colonies revolted and won their independence.
The majority of these revolutions were unsuccessful but it showed the nobility in Europe that they no longer had control of their people and they could not keep walking over them.
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 French Republican Calendar - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The French Republican Calendar or French Revolutionary Calendar is a calendar proposed during the French Revolution, and used by the French government for about twelve years from late 1793.
A fixed arithmetic rule for determining leap years was proposed in the name of the Committee of Public Education by Gilbert Romme on 19 Floréal An III (8 May 1795).
The 18 Brumaire (9 November 1799) is considered the end of French Revolution.
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 French Revolution - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The French system of absolute monarchy collided with a large and growing middle class that had absorbed the ideology of equality and freedom of the individual, brought about by such philosophers as Voltaire, Denis Diderot, Turgot, and other theorists of the Enlightenment.
Extravagant expenditures by Louis XIV on luxuries such as Versailles were compounded by heavy expenditures on the Seven Years War and the American War of Independence.
The poor conditions in the countryside had forced rural residents to move into Paris, and the city was overcrowded and filled with the hungry and disaffected.
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 Chapter 1 Page 1
A leading cause of social stress in France during the Revolution was its large population.
Also important, this population was concentrated in the rural countryside: of the nearly 30 million French under Louis XVI, about 80 percent lived in villages of 2,000 or less, with nearly all the rest in fairly small cities (those with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants).
One of the most well-known observers of the late-eighteenth-century French countryside, the Englishman Arthur Young, considered these small farms the great weakness of French agriculture, especially when compared with the large, commercial farms he knew at home.
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 Wikinfo | Bastille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Built around 1370 as part of the defences of Paris, the structure was converted into a prison in the 17th century, housing mainly political prisoners.
Its storming, and subsequent demolition, in 1789 by a large crowd is the symbol for the beginning of the French Revolution.
(See Glossary of the French Revolution.) On June 20, the deputies of the Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath (named after the gathering place where an ancestor of tennis, Jeu de Paume was played), swearing not to separate until a constitution had been established.
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 Section 7: The French Revolution: Liberalism and Radicalism /Shaping of the Modern World/Brooklyn College
The Revolution swept away the Ancien Regime, which despite its modernizing methods of government, based political power on rule of a monarch, and replaced it with a series of governments that tried to apply political principles derived from the Enlightenment.
The Revolution also led to a 25 year period of war and conflict in Europe, a period that was both destructive and innovatory.
This is part of the structure of revolutions: a long period of preparation, then developments at an intense speed leading to conclusions none of those at the beginning could have envisaged.
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 The French Revolution & Napoleon
The Macroeconomic Causes and Consequences of The French Revolution
Periodicals and Pamphlets of the French Revolution of 1848
Reflections on the French Revolution by Edmund Burke 1790
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 The educational encyclopedia, all the countries of the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
French culture and history broken down into several categories arranged by interest and time period.
French revolution 1789-1793 the French Revolution was an exciting, dramatic, and violent episode in western history.
French revolution: the Vendee insurrection the region known as the Vendee took up arms against the government in Paris
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 French Revolution : Revolution : Terror : Robespierre : Louis XVI : Marie Antoinette : Napoleon Bonaparte : Guillotine ...
French Revolution : Revolution : Terror : Robespierre : Louis XVI : Marie Antoinette : Napoleon Bonaparte : Guillotine : Napoleonic Wars
After years of increasing dissatisfaction with the way they were treated by the royal family and aristocratic class, the people of France moved towards improving their lot in life by the formation of a National Assembly on 17 June 1789.
Fortunately for France, Robespierre and his cronies were overthrown in the Coup de Thermidor on 27 July 1794 and he was executed, facing upwards, on the guillotine.
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 Gregory S. Brown | The Coming of the French Revolution in Multi-Media | The History Teacher, 34.2 | The History ...
As the French Revolution enters cyberspace, its historians are brought directly into contact with the lay public, which has actually to date generated more of the material on the French Revolution available on the Web than have academic historians.
What makes not only this project but also the use of multi-media in teaching and writing the French Revolution worthwhile, I submit, are the possibilities not so much for change but for continuity--a continuation of the richness and sophistication that has set French Revolution historiography off as a privileged topic within the discipline.
French Revolution - Robespierre, and the Legacy of the Reign of Terror.
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 Browse French Revolution Glossary
In addition, the bourgeoisie often enjoyed certain privileges that were called the “rights of the city.” After the Revolution, the term “bourgeoisie”; became associated with the concept of a capitalist social class.
In the nineteenth century, most notably in the work of Karl Marx and other socialist writers, the French Revolution was described as a bourgeois revolution in which a capitalist bourgeoisie overthrew the feudal aristocracy in order to remake society according to capitalist interests and values, thereby paving the way for the Industrial Revolution.
Although new municipal governments arose throughout France in the summer of 1789, the law establishing the new municipalities was not passed until 14 December 1789.
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 His122Guide3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The storming of the, a royal armory in Paris, became a celebration of the beginning of the French Revolution.
It became a foundation for the goals of the moderate elements in the French Revolution.
Charles Talleyrand was the French representative at the Congress of Vienna.
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 The French Revolution
Revolution quickly spread throughout France during 1789 as a direct result of decades of political decline and widespread discontent.
The monarchy was already in a state of complete decline aside from these fresh challenges to its rule.
Due to the wars of the mid-18th century and French involvement against Britain during the American Revolution Frances economy was in depression.
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 Cary Academy Library - Pathfinders - Revolutions
Examine the artists of the French Revolution and read short biographies about them and view examples of their works.
This site defines all French words that might be encountered when researching the French Revolution.
View images of the dress of the French Revolution and Empire Periods.
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 The French Revolution — www.greenwood.com
Description: The French Revolution has often been perceived as the dawn of the modern era, the divide between the ancien régime and the contemporary world.
This comprehensive examination of the Revolution provides students with a narrative historical overview, essays on major aspects of the event, lengthy biographical profiles of key persons, the text of important primary documents contemporary to the time, a timeline, a glossary, and an annotated bibliography of print and electronic sources suitable to students.
Primary documents such as the Declaration of the Rights of Man, excerpts from the memoirs of French minister Miot de Melito, and Englishman William Eden's description of Revolutionary France bring to life the political, cultural, and emotional upheaval that was the French Revolution.
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 French Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But this only provided the ideas not the motivation for revolutionary upheaval; the deeper causes of both revolutions were rooted in changing social and economic conditions of the eighteenth century, the weaknesses of monarchical leadership, and mounting financial problems.
But the French experience convinced more and more people during the course of an initially reactionary nineteenth century that popular sovereignty, national independence, and constitutional government were the new forces in world history.
The purpose of this unit is to study the significance of the French Revolution, understand its origins, see how France was transformed by revolution, and assess the importance of revolution as a tool for political modernization.
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