What is a Revolution?

Join Dr Jo Edwards for an exploration of historical revolutions.   What is a revolution compared to a rebellion or a revolt?   What do we mean by the term, and when is it misused?  Was there an ‘Age of Revolution’ or is this merely a construct of hIstorians?

Over 5 weeks we will explore the nature of revolutions and examine the causes and consequences of the English Revolution, the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution, alongside a discussion of the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural revolutions of the past.  We will discuss the political theorists who inspired and were inspired by revolutions, revolutionary leadership and the role of the crowd in a revolution.

Course Details

This course finished on 25 May 2022