Louis XVI

A 9 page overview of the reign of the French King Louis XVI. Discusses his role in the American Revolution and the French Revolution. Concludes that for the most part he was ineffective and did little overall to promote a more equal lifestyle for the three classes in France. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

King Louis XVI and the French Revolution

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the contribution that King Louis XVI made to the French Revolution. Bibliography lists seven sources.

Louis XVI (1754-1793)

A 5 page overview of the life of Louis XVI the last king of ancient regime France. Gives a brief background of Louis VVI and discusses his attempts at regaining economic, political and social control of France and his inability to do so. Discusses the overthrow of the monarchy and the fall of Louis XVI. Bibliography lists four sources.

King Louis XVI: Recommended Goals for 1789

A 5 page letter to King Louis XVI. Written as though a philosophical advisor to the king in 1788 was providing advice as to goals for the upcoming year. Suggests that a greater concern for the conditions of the commoner is necessary if revolution is to be prevented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The French Revolution

A 5 page overview of the French Revolution. The author contends that this revolution had its roots deeply imbedded in France's history. The problems leading up to the revolution, in fact, can be traced some one-hundred years to a point preceding it, to a point even before the reign of Louis XIV the grandfather of Louis XVI. This revolution was replete with much bloodshed and can not be characterized as a "glorious" revolution such as that experienced in England in the previous century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

French Revolution of 1789/Pivotal Point in History

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that came afterward. Examination of this topic shows that there is a great deal of validity to the position that the French Revolution was the most significant historical event of this era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The French Revolution: An Analysis of Two Books

A 5 page paper which analyzes/reviews two different books on the French Revolution. The books are “The Coming of the French Revolution” by George Lefebvre and “Social Interpretation of the French Revolution” by Alfred Cobban. No additional sources cited.

Class Struggles through European History

This 5 page paper talks about how social class changed between the time of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment and from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. The impact of the French Revolution is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources

French Revolution

A 3 page paper which examines interpretations of the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Churches and the French Revolution

A 10 page which examines churches during the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Napoleon and the French Revolution

This 5 page paper looks at Napoleon’s role in both supporting and negating the ideals of the French Revolution. Many of Napoleon’s accomplishments are listed and the French Revolution is discussed philosophically. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The French Revolution

This 5 page paper relies on the textbook on Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel to explore the traditions of restoration, reform and revolution that defined the French Revolution. It then gives a brief definition of both liberalism and nationalism as they pertained to the French Revolution. No additional sources are listed.

The Origins of the French Revolution:

This 4 page paper examines the many divergent causes of the French Revolution, stressing the variety of causes that perpetuated the eventual revolution. More specifically, this paper discusses many of the political, social, intellectual, and religious concerns that formed the origins of the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Hobsbawm's Age Of Revolution

In The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm, he gives a thorough and interesting account of the French and Industrial revolutions, albeit from a refreshingly atypical perspective. This 5 page paper asserts that he seems to see the waves of history through an hourglass of Marxist economic theory which gives his book a double perspective: from the economic standpoint and from the eyes of the workers. An examination of his views on the Industrial and French revolutions is provided. No additional sources are listed.

Buchner And Koestler: The Tides Of Revolution

Georg Buchner's play on the French Revolution, Danton's Death, and Arthur Koestler's novel, Darkness at Noon, both portray the consequences of opposing a popular revolution. This 5 page essay explores the similarities and differences between the French and Bolshevik Revolutions in light of these two literary works. No additional sources are listed.