A look at the history of Paris in the 19th century, beginning with Napoleon's influence, and covering the various revolutions and rebellions and consequent bloodshed on the streets of the city, Haussmann's massive town-planning project that made Paris what it is today, how the bourgeoisie built on their gains from the original French Revolution, the lives of some of the notorious Courtesans, the Cancan, and works by great artists who documented the events and scenes of the time.
This online course over 3 sessions offers learners the opportunity to learn about the vibrant city of Paris in the 19th century. No prior learning is necessary just an interest in history. Topics will include Napoleon's influence, the various revolutions and rebellions, Haussmann's massive town-planning project that made Paris what it is today, how the bourgeoisie built on their gains from the French Revolution, the lives of notorious Courtesans, the Cancan, and works by great artists, we will also reference literary works, operas, operettas and musicals that have focussed on the period, examining how much these works actually really reflect what was happening in the city. We will also learn about how the recurring bloodshed on the streets of Paris eventually led to the abolition of the monarchy and an advanced liberal democracy.
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