HIST 202: European Civilization, 1648-1945
Lecture 06 - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution. Robespierre's ascetic personal life and severe philosophy of political engagement are attributed by some to his difficult childhood. As a revolutionary,
one of his most significant insights was that the Revolution was threatened not only by France's military adversaries abroad, but also by domestic counter-revolutionaries. Under this latter heading were gathered two major groups,
urban mercantilists and rural peasants. Relative strength of religious commitment is the major factor in explaining why some regions of France rose up in defense of the monarchy while others supported the Revolution.
|Lecture 06 - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution|
|[00:00:00]||1. The Trial of King Louis XVI and the Death of Marat: A Rock Opera|
|[00:08:41]||2. The Life of Maximilien Robespierre|
|[00:18:30]||3. The Jacobins and the Girondins|
|[00:26:56]||4. Counter-Revolutionary Forces: The Federalist Revolt and the Western Peasants|
|[00:35:01]||5. Revolutionary Fervor in Dechristianized Regions|
|[00:40:32]||6. The Terror: Robespierre's Attempt to Save the Revolution|
|Lecture 6 - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution
Instructor: Professor John Merriman. Transcript [html]. Audio [mp3]. Download Video [mov].
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