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State and Nation, Subjects and Citizens (slides)

Violence and Faith
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Background Reading
Popkin, Modern France, pp. 25-64.

Reading for Discussion
Declaration of the Rights of Man (August 1789), on-line.

Clermont-Tonnerre, "Speech on Religious Minorities and Questionnable Professions" (Dec. 1789), on-line and the response by Maury (Dec. 1789), also on-line.

Condorcet, “On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship” (July 1790), on-line.

"Le Chapelier Law" on workplace organization (June 1791), on-line.

Jacques Roux, "Manifesto of the enragés" (spring 1793), on-line.

Discussion and suppression of women's political clubs (Oct. 1793), on-line.

Further Reading
Keith Baker et. al., eds., The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture, 4 vols. (1989-1994).

Keith M. Baker, Inventing the French Revolution (1989).

Roger Chartier, The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (1991).

William Doyle, Origins of the French Revolution (1980;1988).

Laurent Dubois, A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean (2004).

Jennifer Heuer, The Family and the Nation: Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, 1789-1830 (2005).

Olwen Hufton, Women and the Limits of Citizenship in the French Revolution (1992).

Lynn Hunt, The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History (1996).

Lynn Hunt, Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (1984).

Mona Ozouf, Festivals and the French Revolution (1988 trans.).

William H. Sewell, Jr., A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution (1993).

Rebecca L. Spang, "Paradigms and Paranoia: How Modern is the French Revolution?" American Historical Review 108 (2003). [JSTOR]

Timothy Tackett, Becoming a Revolutionary (1997).

Key Conceptual Texts
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1991, 2006).

Rogers Brubaker, Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany (1992)--also available as an e-book, via the IU Library Catalog.



Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

Republican calendar
Brief Chronology of the French Revolution

Three Estates
abbé Sieyes, What is the Third Estate? (extracts)

UN logo
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948)