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Thursday, 26 January 2012

MIT OCW - France, 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon

A painting of Napolean Boneparte after he ascended the French throne. In it, he is wearing furs, red, white, and golden robes, and a golden laurel wreath around his head.

This course covers French politics, culture, and society from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte. Attention is given to the growth of the central state, the beginnings of a modern consumer society, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, including its origins, and the rise and fall of Napoleon.http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-346-france-1660-1815-enlightenment-revolution-napoleon-spring-2011/