Religion and the Early Revolution
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Shift your attention from politics to the Catholic Church, which was at the heart of local communities throughout France. Despite an overall decline in religion in the 18th century, revolutionaries were playing with fire as they sought to reform the church, and their actions divided the country.