The French Revolution and Napoleon - Charles Downer Hazen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexis de Tocqueville & Montesquieu

The French Revolution and Napoleon

By Charles Downer Hazen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexis de Tocqueville & Montesquieu

  • Release Date: 2019-01-02
  • Genre: Europe

Description

The French Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, catalyzed violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon who brought many of its principles to areas he conquered in Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies.
Contents:
The Old Regime in Europe
The Old Regime in France
Beginnings of the Revolution
The Making of the Constitution
The Legislative Assembly
The Convention
The Directory
The Consulate
The Early Years of the Empire
The Empire at Its Height
The Decline and Fall of Napoleon
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
The Social Contract
The Spirit of the Laws
The State of Society in France Before the Revolution