The French and Russian Revolutions

When:
October 12, 2017 @ 11:50 am – 1:15 pm
2017-10-12T11:50:00-04:00
2017-10-12T13:15:00-04:00
Where:
Sherwood Center
3740 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703-993-3986

There have been several revolutions in European history since the 17th century, but the French and Russian revolutions have been the most consequential. Despite much scholarly work, historians seldom compare these twin upheavals in Europe. Two specialists– Jack Censer, co-author of The French Revolution and Napoleon in Global Perspective, and Rex Wade, author of The Russian Revolution, 1917 — will consider why these revolutions eventually led to bloody civil wars. Sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.