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HI4313 Romance before Romanticism: Life, Love and Death in Ancien Régime and Revolutionary France

Romance before Romanticism: Life, Love and Death in Ancien Régime and Revolutionary France

Module Organiser: Dr. Linda Kiernan
Duration: All year
Contact hours: 2 hours per fortnight
Weighting: 10 ECTS
Assessment: 100% coursework

This module will introduce the student to the private and family life of the ancien régime subject and revolutionary citizen, from the lower classes to the royal court. It will explore marriage, motherhood, fatherhood, childhood and death among others. But it will also introduce the student to the underbelly of the Enlightenment, the sexual underworld of Paris, infidelity and adultery, prostitution and licentiousness. The student will gain an understanding of the quotidian existence of men and women at many levels during this period of intellectual, cultural, religious and political upheaval.


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