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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    French Revolution: Deadly Mixture of Tyranny and Enlightenment

    The French Revolution, a DVD set by The History Channel, will be of interest to a wide audience. Well-done reenactments, paintings, interviews with leading historians, and the narration of Edward Herrmann help viewers get a better appreciation for the French Revolution and its impact on European and world history. The History Channel does a good job in covering the events, including the American Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the French monarchy and the establishment of the New Republic in the 1790s C.E. Furthermore, The History Channel explains well the interactions among the main protagonists of this bloody, chaotic, and transformative period. These protagonists were among others king Louis XVI, his wife Marie Antoinette, Jacques Necker, Maximilien Robespierre, Jean-Paul Marat, George Jacques Danton, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, and last but not least, Napoléon Bonaparte. To its credit, The History Channel clearly articulates the institutional developments at the apex of France and the vain attempts of the other European powers to nip the French Revolution in the bud. To summarize, this DVD set reflects with conviction on a watershed series of events that like the Industrial and American Revolutions thoroughly changed the course of human history forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Documentary EVER!!!!!

    The music, the camera angles, the actors! It was all GOLD!!!! It was better than some other movies that were like Sci-Fi! It was a great movie and a wonderful learning experience!

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    Posted February 7, 2010

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