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HIST 358: Invention of the Modern Self (HC): Background Information

History 358: The Invention of the Modern Self (Graham) Spring 2012

Research Portals

Printing History

Finding Background Information

The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and events in the history of the French Revolution.  They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and current points of debate.

When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.

Recommended Reading:

Professor Graham recommends the primary and secondary texts on this reading list that deal with many diffferent aspects of the eighteenth century:

Invention of the Modern Self: Readings for Paper Topics

Books and Encyclopedias

Subject Guide

Margaret Schaus