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- 1 Enlightenment, liberty and revolution
- 2 Death of the Old Regime
- 2.1 The bankrupt monarchy
- 2.2 The Third Estate as the voice of the nation
- 2.3 Fall of the Bastille, 14 July 1789
- 2.4 Enlightened reformism – dismantling the Old Regime
- 2.5 Declaration of the Rights of Man
- 2.6 Enlightenment, revolution and reform – the departments
- 3 From 1789 to the flight to Varennes
- 4 Europe and the French Revolution
- 5 Enlightenment, universalism and revolution
- 6 The Thermidorian Settlement and the end of the Revolution
- 7 Conclusion
- Current section: References
- The Third Estate File
- Gustav III of Sweden's letter on the fall of the Bastille File
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen File
- The Decree on the abolition of nobility File
- Plate 1 File
- The Decree on the death penalty File
- Plate 2 File
- Plate 3 File
- Plate 4 File
- Plate 5 File
- Plate 6 File
- The lyrics of the Marseillaise File
- The AV notes relating to the audio extracts File
- The pictures referred to in the AV notes File
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