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The Directory—An Experimental Republic

Lecture no. 31 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

The Directory—An Experimental Republic

Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Examine the moderate new republic and its attempts to find a middle way to carry out the promise of the Enlightenment and the Revolution without the disorder of the preceding years. Because this curious moment is wedged between the Terror and Napoleon, it tends to be ignored in historical surveys, but it was a significant time as France expanded and experimented with revolutionary innovations.

48 Lectures

1
Image of Introduction and the Old Regime Monarchy
Introduction and the Old Regime Monarchy
0 of 32 min
2
Image of Privilege—Old Regime Society
Privilege—Old Regime Society
0 of 29 min
3
Image of The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
0 of 32 min
4
Image of France, Global Commerce, and Colonization
France, Global Commerce, and Colonization
0 of 31 min
5
Image of American Revolution and the Economic Crisis
American Revolution and the Economic Crisis
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Political Awakening of 1789
The Political Awakening of 1789
0 of 31 min
7
Image of July 14th—Storming the Bastille
July 14th—Storming the Bastille
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Peasant Revolt and the Abolition of Feudalism
Peasant Revolt and the Abolition of Feudalism
0 of 32 min
9
Image of The Declaration of the Rights of Man
The Declaration of the Rights of Man
0 of 33 min
10
Image of Paris Commands Its King
Paris Commands Its King
0 of 28 min
11
Image of Political Apprenticeship in Democracy
Political Apprenticeship in Democracy
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Religion and the Early Revolution
Religion and the Early Revolution
0 of 30 min
13
Image of The Revolution and the Colonies
The Revolution and the Colonies
0 of 29 min
14
Image of Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution
Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution
0 of 29 min
15
Image of The King’s Flight
The King’s Flight
0 of 30 min
16
Image of Foreign Reactions—A Divided Europe
Foreign Reactions—A Divided Europe
0 of 31 min
17
Image of The Path to War with Europe
The Path to War with Europe
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Overthrowing the Monarchy
Overthrowing the Monarchy
0 of 29 min
19
Image of The King’s Trial
The King’s Trial
0 of 29 min
20
Image of The Republic at War
The Republic at War
0 of 32 min
21
Image of Revolutionary Culture and Festivals
Revolutionary Culture and Festivals
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Family and Marriage
Family and Marriage
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Slave Revolt and the Abolition of Slavery
Slave Revolt and the Abolition of Slavery
0 of 30 min
24
Image of Counterrevolution and the Vendée
Counterrevolution and the Vendée
0 of 31 min
25
Image of The Pressure Cooker of Politics
The Pressure Cooker of Politics
0 of 32 min
26
Image of Revolution in Crisis—Summer 1793
Revolution in Crisis—Summer 1793
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Terror Is the Order of the Day
Terror Is the Order of the Day
0 of 31 min
28
Image of The Revolution Devours Her Children
The Revolution Devours Her Children
0 of 31 min
29
Image of The Overthrow of Robespierre
The Overthrow of Robespierre
0 of 30 min
30
Image of The Thermidorian Reaction
The Thermidorian Reaction
0 of 31 min
31
Image of The Directory—An Experimental Republic
The Directory—An Experimental Republic
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Young Napoleon
Young Napoleon
0 of 30 min
33
Image of The Italian Campaign and the Sister Republics
The Italian Campaign and the Sister Republics
0 of 30 min
34
Image of Sister Republics? France and America
Sister Republics? France and America
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Bonaparte in Egypt
Bonaparte in Egypt
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Bonaparte Seizes Power
Bonaparte Seizes Power
0 of 31 min
37
Image of Building Power—General and First Consul
Building Power—General and First Consul
0 of 31 min
38
Image of Napoleon Becomes Emperor
Napoleon Becomes Emperor
0 of 30 min
39
Image of Napoleon’s Ambitions in the New World
Napoleon’s Ambitions in the New World
0 of 30 min
40
Image of Taking on the Great Powers
Taking on the Great Powers
0 of 30 min
41
Image of Expanding the Empire
Expanding the Empire
0 of 31 min
42
Image of France during the Empire
France during the Empire
0 of 31 min
43
Image of Living under the Empire
Living under the Empire
0 of 31 min
44
Image of The Russian Campaign
The Russian Campaign
0 of 30 min
45
Image of Napoleon’s Fall and the Hundred Days
Napoleon’s Fall and the Hundred Days
0 of 30 min
46
Image of Waterloo and Beyond
Waterloo and Beyond
0 of 31 min
47
Image of Emerging Political Models
Emerging Political Models
0 of 33 min
48
Image of Revolutionary Legacies
Revolutionary Legacies
0 of 33 min

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