Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
French Studies


French 320. From François I to François Mitterrand: A Cultural History of Politics and Architecture

Focusing on great works of art and architecture, from the châteaux of the Loire Valley, Fontainebleau and Versailles to the great works of Napoléon, Haussmann and François Mitterrand, we examine the construction of French national identity while investigating the personal and political motives that have driven French heads of state to build a cultural empire with universal aspirations. This course is part of connection 20087 (Culture, Society, and Politics in Early Modern France).