Peasant Revolt and the Abolition of Feudalism
Lecture no. 8 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
In the weeks after the storming of the Bastille, panic gripped the countryside. Peasants revolted against their lords, and rumors about grain hoarding, bandits, and foreign invasion swirled around France. Amid this “Great Fear of 1789,” the National Assembly met and dismantled the feudal system as the political revolution morphed into a radical social revolution.