Week 1: Introduction
This week's reading is OPTIONAL since week 1 has been suppressed for 30 CATS modules this year. It's a very short essay, though, and does a nice job giving you a quick overview.
R. Darnton, 'The Revolutionary Character of the French Revolution'
For background on the Old Regime and Enlightment, read J. Popkin, A Short History of the French Revolution, ch 1.
You should start to familiarise yourself with the background reading and bibliography on this module.