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Marie Antoinette: Queen and Symbol of an Era


Dive into the captivating history of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. Our comprehensive course offers an in-depth look at her life, exploring her Austrian origins, ascendancy to French royalty, and the turmoil leading to her notorious downfall. Uncover the complexities of her political involvement, her portrayal in various forms of media, and the enduring legacy that sparks debates even today. Join us for a historical journey filled with intrigue and drama as you develop your critical thinking skills and ponder the cultural and political shifts of the 18th century. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a student of politics, or simply intrigued by the tales of royalty, this course is an essential deep dive into one of history's most debated figures. Key topics include: Marie Antoinette's biography, French Revolution, feminism, monarchy, and historical controversies. Become part of the conversation and gain a nuanced perspective on royal life and its influence on modern society.

What you will learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Marie Antoinette's life, her impact on the French Revolution and monarchy, and the cultural, political, and historical milieu of 18th century France, while developing critical thinking and analytical skills in evaluating historical controversies and feminist reinterpretations.

Course program

Origins and Early Life of Marie Antoinette
Access to Power and Role as Queen of France
Involvement in Political Affairs and Decision-Making
Challenges and Responses as Queen
The Final Years: Imprisonment and Execution
Depictions and Controversies
Influence and Impact
Personal Life and Interests
The Cultural and Historical Milieu of Marie Antoinette's France