Week 15. New Hearts and Minds: Inventing Republican Culture
Core primary readings (Gobbet material)
* Condorcet, 'The Future Progress of the Human Mind' in Modern History Sourcebook (online)
* A New Calendar, in Baker, ORFR, 362-367.
* L. Mason & T. Rizzo, FRDC, Chapter 10 (pp. 244-263)
Core secondary readings
- M. Ozouf, 'Public Spirit' in Furet/Ozouf (eds.), Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution (1989) (course extracts)
- C. Walton, ‘Policing the Moral Limits’ in Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution (2009), ch. 8.
- L. Hunt, Politics, Culture and Class in the French Revolution (1985)
- M. Ozouf, Festivals and the French Revolution (1991)
- M. Ozouf, ‘Revolutionary Calendar’, in Furet/Ozouf (eds), Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution (1989), 538-547.
- M. Lyons, ‘The 9 Thermidor: motives and effects’, European Studies Review, (1975)
- D.P. Jordan, The Revolutionary Career of Maximilien Robespierre (1985)
- L. Mason, Singing the French Revolution: Popular Culture and Politics 1787 - 1799 (1996)
- K. Astbury, Narrative Responses to the Trauma of the French Revoluiton (2012)
- C. Walton, 'Charles IX and the French Revolution: Law, Vengeance, and the Revolutionary Uses of History', European Review of History 4:2 (1997)
- Susan Maslan, Revolutionary Acts: Theater, Democracy and the French Revolution (2005)
- P. Friedland, Political Actors: Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the French Revolution (2002)
- R. Schechter, ‘Gothic Thermidor: the bals des victimes, the fantastic and the production of historical knowledge in post-Terror France’, Representations, 61 (1998)
- M. Shaw, Time and the French Revolution: a history of the French Republican Calendar, 1789-Year XIV (2011)
- I. Woloch, The New Regime (1994), ch 6-7, on education.
- Emmet Kennedy, A Cultural History of the French Revolution (1989)