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Revolutions from Ancient Greece to the Arab Spring (DLCL 127)

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  • Autumn
Subject Code
FRENCH
Course Number
147
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Revolutions from Ancient Greece to the Arab Spring (DLCL 127)

This course looks at theories of revolution and political or social change from ancient Greece to the Arab Spring. The course will provide a close reading of a selection of texts from ancient Greek political writing (Plato, Aristotle), medieval and early modern political advice literature (Marsilius of Padua, Machiavelli), and modern political thought (Tocqueville). Later sections of the course look at how the insights derived from the history of political thought can help generate a new framework for the study of modern revolutions, such as the Iranian Revolution and the Arab Spring. INSTRUCTOR: Vasileios Syros