HSTR 444

Early Modern French Cultural History

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Uses the approach of cultural history to explore key themes in the history of early modern France. Topics include ritual and folktales, constructing and deconstructing the "Sun King", a massacre of cats in 1730s Paris and other microhistories, theatre and punishment, the impotence of Louis XVI, the politicization of the everyday, the symbolism of the guillotine and a gentle introduction to cultural theory.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 444, HIST 389 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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