Category Archives: French Revolution

Timeline of the French Revolution

A week too late for this year’s lecture, an Interactive timeline of the French Revolution. I will embed it into my PowerPoint and use it next year for my online course.  

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Napoleon’s last exile

I hate it when I have to stop telling a good story. See this: Terrible Exile: The Last Days of Napoleon on St Helena Brian Unwin – I. B. Tauris. http://t.co/pYd564EBQl — New History Books (@history_book) February 27, 2014 One reviewer … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s traveling library

Wouldn’t you like to travel with this library? Napoleon's traveling library #Bookporn #twitterstorians pic.twitter.com/0NRppyRvf2 — vanessa ogle (@vanessahistory) January 13, 2014 I’ve seen plenty of Napoleonic artifacts, both at the Museum of the Army in Paris and as part of … Continue reading

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A new view of Robespierre

The History Blog today posted on “A Terrifying new facial reconstruction of Robespierre.” Using a plaster copy of a death mask Madame Tussaud claimed to have made from R’s decapitated head after he was guillotined on July 28th, 1794, forensic pathologists … Continue reading

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Some lessons on the revolutionary process

I do not view my courses – whether the traditional lecture classes nor the new online courses – as a podium to expound my political views. I disliked this as a student and now as an instructor frequently hear students … Continue reading

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