Thursday, 9 June 2011

montagnarde1793: (wtfno)
This video is awful. I could elaborate, but really, it speaks for itself. WTF, seriously.

And another item in fun ways to not understand anything about the French Revolution: to take for granted anything Chateaubriand had to say about it. Because it's not like he's in any way an even slightly biased source. (This last reflection brought to you by an article by Ian MacGregor Morris called "From Ancient Dreams to Modern Nightmares: Classical Revolutions in Enlightenment Thought", published in a bi-lingual book of essays (Lumières et histoire or Enlightenment and History), which I found incredibly frustrating, though mostly just because none of them really focused on the influence of Antiquity during the Revolution, which is the current topic of my research and presumably what drove my professor to lend it it to me. Oh, well.

Completely unrelatedly, I'm also returning to the US on 30 June. Which is going to be extremely odd. I'm going to miss France next year. I suppose it's not drastic, as I'll be coming back a year from now for my Master, but still... I don't want to leave. Hélas.

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