An Introduction to the Humanities - History, Classicism and Revolution - Block 3
Open University. Introduction to the Humanities Course Team, A Marwick, D Matravers, L Walsh, Derek Matravers
Open University Worldwide, 2006 - History - 208 pages
This block looks at the ideas and events of the French Revolution and introduces the different kinds of source available to historians. Discusses the significance of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in relation to the French Revolution and the relevance today of his thoughts on democracy. Also looks at the work of Jacques-Louis David, the "official" painter of the Revolution and the contrasting work of Caspar David Friedrich, one of the first Romantics.
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