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  • 1. Hobsbawm -The French Revolution Introduction to Sociology Wednesday, 2/1/12
  • 2. French RevolutionHobsbawm argues that the French Revolutionwas the most important revolution of its time.Why?(pages 53-55)
  • 3. France during the Ancien RégimeWhat was the structure of French society andgovernment?
  • 4. France during the Ancien RégimeWhat was the structure of French society andgovernment?● First Estate - Clergy● Second Estate - Noblity● Third Estate - Everybody else And, of course, the King.
  • 5. American RevolutionWhat role did the American Revolution play inthe French Revolution?And for whom did this create a uniqueopportunity in France?(page 58-59)
  • 6. From Second to Third EstateWhat allowed the Revolution to transition froman aristocratic uprising to a genuine revolutionfrom "below"? (pages 60-62)
  • 7. From Second to Third EstateWhat allowed the Revolution to transition froman aristocratic uprising to a genuine revolutionfrom "below"? (pages 60-62) bad harvest, high numbers of poor, and counter-revolutionary National Assembly
  • 8. Revolutionary SubjectsWho were the Jacobins and why doesHobsbawm think they were unique in history?What about theSans-culottes?(pages 62-63)
  • 9. Declaration of the Rights of Manand Citizens, 1789The Declaration states, "The source of allsovereignty resides essentially in the nation."(page 59)What is the significance of this?
  • 10. New Political FormationsWhen we say "the United States," what do wemean?
  • 11. New Political FormationsThe French Revolution helps establish themodern notion of the nation-state, whichconnects three things: the state (government) the nation (citizenry) the land (territory)And they are connected in a Constitutionalframework.
  • 12. A Second Great Transformation?EconomicsPoliticsUrbanismCulture and Social Thought