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Celebrating Bastille Day

July 15, 2014

"Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains" - Rousseau

To mark Bastille Day yesterday, and the 225th anniversary of the French Revolution, we've made a selection of fascinating chapters available to read on UPSO and VSI Online. These chapters explore many different aspects of the French Revolution - from the events which sparked the revolution, to key figures of the period (such as Marie-Antoinette, Robespierre, and the Marquis de Sade), to the preceding Reign of Terror. Clcik through to the article on the OUPblog to read more.

The Place de la Bastille

Revolution and the Republic

Homosexuality in Modern France

The Terror of the Natural Right