Lecture no. 3 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
Enter 18th-century salons and cafés to join the debates over modernity and politics. While writers such as Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau argued over natural rights, political reform, the social contract, and more, the Old Regime cracked down on dissidents and threw writers in jail for criticizing the government.