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The Core Curriculum

Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution, Yale Open Course, by John Merriman, 2008.

This lecture gives the background to the events of the French Revolution that Burke was responding to in Reflections on the Revolution in France.  Specifically, it focuses on the figure of Robbespierre, as well as the religious conditions that led some regions to rebel against the monarchy and others to defend it.