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The Reign of King 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 ...
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French Revolution and King Louis the Sixteenth »

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the contribution that King Louis XVI made to the French Revolution. Bibliography lists seven sources.
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The Life and Political Accomplishments of France's Louis XVI »

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 ...
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1789 Objectives for King Louis the Sixteenth »

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. ...
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French History and the Causes of 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 ...
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Pivotal Historical Point of the 1789 French Revolution »

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 ...
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2 Books on the French Revolution Analyzed »

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.
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European History and Class Struggles »

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
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Churches and the French Revolution »

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

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

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.
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Jackson J. Spielvogel on 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. ...
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French Revolution and its Origins »

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 ...
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Tides of Revolution According to Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon and Georg Buchner's Danton's Death »

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.
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Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm »

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 ...
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The Cost of Political Revolutions »

A 5 page paper in which the writer concludes that political revolutions are worth the cost, human, individual, and financial, even if they do not achieve their objectives. To support the premise, the writer uses some of the most well-known revolutions as examples – the American Revolution, the French Revolution, ...
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French Revolution and Documents' Historical Importance »

This 7 page paper provides an overview of several documents (The Third Estate, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Declaration of the Rights of Woman). The historical significance of these documents as well as the trial of Louis XVI ...
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French Revolution and French Nationalism »

A 12 page research paper that examines the basis of French nationalism within the framework of the French Revolution of 1789. French colonialism and the French Algerian war are discussed in this context. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Impact of the American Revolution on the Subsequent French Revolution »

A 14 page comparison & contrast research paper citing the causes, actions, and results of each of these historic revolutions. The writer concludes that each war was fought for obviously different reasons and in markedly different ways. Nevertheless, the American Revolution did have some influence upon the French Revolution even ...
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The Relevance of Revolutions »

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The paper concludes that the French Revolution contributed much to society, but clearly, the Enlightenment was broader in terms of its influence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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History of Paris During the Late 18th to the Mid 19th Centuries »

This 5 page paper looks at the history of Paris during a tumultuous period through a time of growth for the city . The effects of events on the French people are discussed. Several events and periods are noted inclusive of the French Revolutions and other revolutions ...
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The French and Their Revolution by Richard Cobb »

A 5 page analysis of a collection of Oxford historian Richard Cobb's essays on the French Revolution. The writer argues that each of these essays demonstrates Cobb's interest in the social aspects of history, rather than the political or the military ramifications of the Revolution. This being the case, the ...
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Thomas Paine's Political Propaganda »

An 8 page overview of the life and philosophies of Thomas Paine. While modern history remembers him as a critical contributor to American and French independence, Thomas Paine left this world with a dubious reputation. His political contributions, however, are today considered invaluable both in regard to their ...
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French Revolution and the Reign of Terror »

This 5 page essay discusses the infamous Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. The author proposes that the Reign of Terror was inevitable. The thrust of the Revolution made this so. The juxtaposition of the people resulted in the slaughter of many. Bibliography lists 4 ...
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French Revolution Progression »

3 pages in length. The French Revolution quickly turned into a relentless deluge of death that culminated by creating a Republic and executing the king and queen. From its roots as a constitutional reform movement instigated by an assemblage of aristocrats to its ultimate climax that left people ...
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Dreyfus Affair's Impact on France »

This 3 page paper examines French history inclusive of the French Revolution. Liberty, and how the French embrace it, is noted. The Dreyfus Affair is highlighted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Comparing the American and French Revolutions in Terms of Causative Factors »

A 5 page discussion of the societal problems which spawned these two revolutions. This paper emphasizes that while the French Revolution was fought to end an absolute monarchy, the American Revolution was fought to preserve the independence to which American colonists had grown accustomed. Includes five pages of ...
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18th Century France's Revolution and Revolt »

This 3 page paper looks at events that led up to the French Revolution as well as the events of the revolution itself. The concepts of revolt and revolution are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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French Revolution and the Role of Women »

A 4 page consideration of the role women played during the French Revolution. Despite the fact that ultimately they would be excluded from the very equality that the Revolution sought, women were inspired to fight for change as they had never fought before. Women were involved in practically every ...
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Combination of Economic and Political Themes in 'The Communist Manifesto' »

5 pages in length. The ways in which The Communist Manifesto combines political themes discussed in the context of the French Revolution with the economic development of the Industrial Revolution are illustrated through the philosophy that was purely Karl Marx, addressing his views on the collapse of several regimes which ...
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Enlightenment Philosophical Age »

This 5 page paper looks at the thoughts and ideas which abounded during the age of enlightenment. This includes philosophers such as Voltaire, Locke, Mills and Montesquieu. The paper then goes on the examine the effect that these people may have had on the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. ...
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Overview of the Algerian Revolution »

A 6 page overview of the Algerian Revolution. The writer concentrates on the role of the various Algerian factions and the French government in the events leading up the revolution. Bibliography lists eight sources.
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The Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution »

A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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French Revolution and Pattern of Revolution Stages by Crane Brinton »

This is a 9 page paper discussing Crane Brinton’s stages of revolution and the French Revolution in relation to those stages. In Crane Brinton’s “Anatomy of a Revolution” (1965) he developed a scientific look at the evolution and stages of a revolution. These stages were the prodromal/incubation stage, the symptomatic/moderate ...
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Change and Continuity During the Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries »

A 5 page paper which examines the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution as it involves change. The paper also discusses social classes and general tradition as it relates to social conditions in relationship to continuity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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France and American Art During the Revolution, Romantic Era and Nineteenth Century »

10 pages in length. The inherent elegance and creativity that French artisans have bestowed upon the world has been quite influential to myriad painters and sculptors from across the globe, but perhaps the most significant impact of France's unique artistry has been upon American craftsman who – during the ...
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The French Revolution and Enlightenment Principles »

This 3 page paper argues that the French Revolution drew on Enlightenment Principles; that it was successful; and that it transformed French and European society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Scientific Revolution and Government Attitudes About Science »

12 pages in length. This paper describes the attitude of the government towards science following the Scientific Revolution. It was generally a positive one. The widespread interest in science after the revolution lead political leaders in Europe to support the sciences and saw the advent of Scientific ...
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1848's French Revolution »

20 pages in length. An in-depth sociopolitical analysis of the causal factors behind the (second) French Revolution of 1848. Some comparisons are made between this incident and the (first) Revolution of 1789. Many scholarly `opinions are incorporated. Bibliography lists 15+ sources.
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Industrial Revolution, The Enlightenment, and the French Revolution »

In 6 pages, the author discusses the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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American Revolution Compared to the French and Latin American Revolutions »

This 3 page paper compares and contrasts revolutions in Latin America with the US and French Revolutions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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European Revolutions and 'The Communist Manifesto' »

This is a 5 page paper discussing the Communist Manifesto from its formation and the influence of the French Revolution to its revision inspired by the European revolutions of 1848, the year it was published. The revised Manifesto emphasized action and interaction and was adopted by the European unions which ...
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Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Enlightenment, Revolution, the State, and the Individual »

This 5 page paper explores the concept of preference to individual desires and needs as opposed to the state's through the eyes of Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The Enlightenment, American Revolution and French Revolution are seen as influential in terms of a shift in thought about individuality. Bibliography lists ...
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Louis the Fourteenth Bureau Mazarin of the 18th Century »

A 5 page paper which examines how this writing table represents the reign of Louis XIV and the French Regence period. Specifically analyzed are the furniture piece’s points of form, function, construction and materials, paying particularly attention to how it reflects the society of the period, along with a ...
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Louis the Fourteenth's French Provincial Furniture »

5 pages in length. French Provincial furniture originated during the time of Louis XIV. Up until this period, provincial furniture pieces were few and far between; if they did exist, they were constructed very simply. Furniture production of this countrified style began to increase once France established ...
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Subjugated Women from the Renaissance to French Revolution Periods »

An 11 page paper on how women were subjegated in the Renaissance and started to get serious about their status during the French Revolution. The paper postulates that voices where heard throughout the 300-year period as well. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.
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'Revolutionary' Citizenship and the American Experience »

In four pages, this paper compares and contrasts the American and French revolutions, and considers how the American experience as shaped the contemporary notion of citizenship. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.
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Eric J. Hobsbawm's The Age of Revolution »

A 5 page paper which discusses the book “The Age of Revolution,” by Eric J. Hobsbawm. Hobsbawm’s book thoroughly examines the history of France during the French Revolution as well as the Industrial Revolution. He presents images and pieces of information that truly require the reader to think. Although this book can be confusing ...
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Iran's Influence on the Cold War in 1979 »

In 1979 the Iranian Revolution had an impact on the cold war. Prior to the revolution the government was aligned with the US, following the revolution there was a significant shift. This 4 page paper looks at how and why the revolution impacted on the international political relationship between the ...
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18th and 19th Century Equality and Liberty »

This 5 page paper assesses the tensions between liberty and equality as outlined in Hunt's The French Revolution and Human Rights and Mill's On Liberty. This paper considers whether the concepts of liberty and equality are compatible or incompatible as reflected upon by Hunt and Mill. Bibliography lists ...
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