TTC Audio - Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Audiobook | English | Course No. 8220 | mp3 | 2 ch 64 Kbps | 24 hrs 45 min | 746 MB
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The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society—not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel:
- France’s oppressed and hungry masses rise up against their government.
- In Paris, crowds storm the Bastille looking for bread and weaponry.
- Rumors, panic, and fear grip the nation as it faces an uncertain future.
- The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man, the first bold step toward the invention of democratic politics and a republican state.
- King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette try to flee the country under cover of darkness.
- After the king’s execution, the government takes emergency measures that lead to the Terror, when thousands will be put to death by the guillotine.
- A young Corsican named Napoleon Bonaparte stuns Europe with his military strategy and political boldness.
- At the end of his empire, Napoleon escapes Elba to confront the Duke of Wellington at the famous Battle of Waterloo.