The Revolution in Western Politics, 1775-1815


* Liberty and equality


* The American Revolution (1775-1789)


The origins of the revolution


Independence


Framing the constitution


* The French Revolution (1789-1791)


The breakdown of the old order


Legal orders and social realities


The formation of the national assembly


The revolt of the poor and the oppressed


A limited monarchy


* World War and Republican France (1791-1799)


Foreign reactions and the beginning of war


The second revolution


Total war and the terror


The thermidorian reaction and the directory


* The Napoleonic Era (1799-1815)


Napoleon’s rule of France


Napoleon’s wars and foreign policy