20 Credits AUTUMN


Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST200-HST2999


Co-requisites: HST3108

Aims/Description: This module evaluates the origins, achievements and significance of the Paris Commune, examining its context in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, the objectives of the communard revolutionaries, the structure of the government they created, the legislation they passed, and their defeat by the French army, culminating in the `bloody week' in May 1871. Although short-lived, the Commune became an important symbol for the French (and European) Left, and consideration will be given to the lessons drawn from it by various groups within France, and the ways in which these were expressed in art, journalism and in political writing.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Dr timothy Baycroft
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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