Raymond Jonas, UW professor of history
The Revolution of 1789 shattered Europe’s old regime and sent shockwaves from Paris to the Caribbean. This lecture explores the claim that the French Revolution invented modern political culture, from the pursuit of human rights to the use of terror as a political tool.
Admission: $5–$15 (Individual lecture); $20–$55 (series pass)
You can buy individual lecture tickets on the History Lecture Series registration page. Registration for UWAA members is open now; registration for non-members opens Dec. 12.
About Raymond Jonas
Raymond Jonas‘s most recent work concerns African resistance to European expansion. “The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire (Harvard, 2011)” aims both to narrate this signal event in global history and to follow the Adwa story as it rolls through African and European diasporic communities. A companion web site BattleOfAdwa.org augments and extends this work.
Jonas is currently working on a global history of the Mexican Second Empire. Additional information can be found at faculty.washington.edu…