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The French Revolution was one of the most important upheavals in world history. This course examines its origins, course and outcomes. This course is designed for you to work through successfully on your own. However you will not be alone on this journey. Use the resources included in the course and take part in the suggested learning activities to get the most out of your learning. To successfully complete this course, it is recommended that you devote at least six hours to every module over the six weeks of the course. In that time you should watch the video lectures, reflect and respond to in-video pause points, and complete the quizzes. As part of the required reading for this course, during each week of this course you will have free access to a chapter of Peter McPhee's textbook, The French Revolution, which is also available for purchase as an e-book. View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/gstw4vv...
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完成時間為 4 小時

Week 1 - France in the 1780s

We begin this course with an introduction to the French Revolution. We will examine the social and institutional structures of the Old Regime. We will look at the main occupational groups and the roles of the First and Second estates (the clergy and nobility) in particular. We will also consider the relationship between Paris and the provinces in Old Regime France. Finally, you will be introduced to the Enlightenment and we will reflect on its significance and its possible revolutionary implications....
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7 個視頻(共 106 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
1.1 An Introduction to the French Revolution14分鐘
1.2 The Essentials of Eighteenth-Century France14分鐘
1.3 The First & Second Estates: Clergy and Nobility24分鐘
1.4 Paris and the Provinces9分鐘
1.5 The 'Enlightenment': 'from above'18分鐘
1.6 The 'Enlightenment': 'from below'21分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Course Overview10分鐘
Your teaching team10分鐘
Start of course survey10分鐘
France in the 1780s40分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week one quiz - 12% of final grade10分鐘

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完成時間為 3 小時

Week 2 - The Revolution of 1789

This week we look at the Revolution of 1789 and its causes. We will explore the tensions and conflicts that led to the crisis of the Old Regime. The focus will be on the Third Estate and the revolt of the bourgeoisie, the 'menu peuple' and the peasantry. We will look at the Declaration of the Rights of Man and citizen and you will be asked to reflect on its 'universal' significance....
Reading
6 個視頻(共 68 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
2.2 A fiscal crisis and its repercussions12分鐘
2.3 The Third Estate in revolt: bourgeoisie and menu people13分鐘
2.4 The Third Estate in revolt: the peasantry11分鐘
2.5 The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the August Decrees11分鐘
2.6 The October Days - the end of the Revolution?9分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
The Revolution of 178950分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week two quiz - 12% of final grade10分鐘

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完成時間為 3 小時

Week 3 - The Reconstruction of France, 1789-92

Week three of this MOOC deals with the reforms introduced in 1789-91. We look at the institutional and administrative reorganisation of France. We will then consider three critical turning points of the Revolution: the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, the King's attempted flight in 1791 and the outbreak of war in 1792. Finally we will look at the fate of the King and the ultimate failure of the monarchy. You will be asked to reflect on the immediate effects and longer-term consequences of these events....
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6 個視頻(共 63 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
3.2 The Revolution divides8分鐘
3.3 Turning-point 1: Church reform10分鐘
3.4 Turning-point 2: the King's flight June 179112分鐘
3.5 Turning-point 3: The outbreak of war April 17929分鐘
3.6 A second revolution: 10 August 17929分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Reform, conflict, and a second Revolution, 1789-179250分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week three quiz - 12% of final grade10分鐘

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完成時間為 4 小時

Week 4 - The Republic in crisis 1792-93

Week four deals with the crisis of the Republic in 1792-93. We will examine the conflicts and disunity within the National Convention and consider the balance between revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces by mid-1793. We will explore the civil war in the Vendee region of Western France and attempt to make sense of the growing revolutionary violence. We will look at the origins of the 'Terror', its institutions and its ideology, and students will be asked to reflect more broadly on the role of violence during the Revolution....
Reading
10 個視頻(共 130 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video10 個視頻
4.2 September 1792: republican unity and disunity in the National Convention11分鐘
4.3 Revolution and counter-revolution: the balance of forces10分鐘
4.4 The crisis of 179311分鐘
4.5 Emergency measures: the implementation of 'terror'17分鐘
4.6 How to end 'terror', December 17937分鐘
Interview with Dr Marisa Linton 11分鐘
Interview with Professor Timothy Tackett16分鐘
Interview with Professor Ian Germani 17分鐘
Interview with Charles Walton15分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
The crisis of 1792-1793: war and terror40分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week four quiz - 12% of final grade10分鐘
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創建者 AKAug 11th 2017

Well-structured course that explores the topic with depth and clarity, taught by a brilliant and engaging professor. Would recommend to anyone interested in the French and world history

創建者 ABAug 17th 2016

This was one of the best courses that I took at Coursera. The wide ranging knowledge of Professor McPhee is impressive. The course was well organized and well presented.

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Peter McPhee

Honorary, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

關於 The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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