The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars - Charles Downer Hazen

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars

By Charles Downer Hazen

  • Release Date: 2019-01-02
  • Genre: History


The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor. Its central phrases and cultural symbols, such as La Marseillaise and Liberté, fraternité, égalité, ou la mort, became the clarion call for other major upheavals in modern history, including the Russian Revolution over a century later.
The values and institutions of the Revolution dominate French politics to this day. The Revolution resulted in the suppression of the feudal system, emancipation of the individual, a greater division of landed property, abolition of the privileges of noble birth, and nominal establishment of equality among men. The French Revolution differed from other revolutions in being not only national, for it intended to benefit all humanity.
Old Regime in Europe
The Old Regime in France
Beginnings of the Revolution
The Making of the Constitution
The Legislative Assembly
The Convention
The Directory
The Consulate
The Early Years of the Empire
The Empire at Its Height
The Decline and Fall of Napoleon