Hobsbawm -The French Revolution Introduction to Sociology Wednesday, 2/1/12
French RevolutionHobsbawm argues that the French Revolutionwas the most important revolution of its time.Why?(pages 53-55)
France during the Ancien RégimeWhat was the structure of French society andgovernment?
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.
American RevolutionWhat role did the American Revolution play inthe French Revolution?And for whom did this create a uniqueopportunity in France?(page 58-59)
From Second to Third EstateWhat allowed the Revolution to transition froman aristocratic uprising to a genuine revolutionfrom "below"? (pages 60-62)
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
Revolutionary SubjectsWho were the Jacobins and why doesHobsbawm think they were unique in history?What about theSans-culottes?(pages 62-63)
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?
New Political FormationsWhen we say "the United States," what do wemean?
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.
A Second Great Transformation?EconomicsPoliticsUrbanismCulture and Social Thought