The Ancien Regime
The Ancien Regime describes the old order that existed in Europe prior to the French Revolution. Characterized by social stagnation and stratification, the system that evolved in Europe set the ground work for revolt, and the ascendancy of Great Britain as the dominant power in Europe.
Important DocumentsThis is the study guide for chapters 17 & 18.Important Links
- Ancien Regime in France
This provides a more detailed overview of the period in France prior to the French Revolution.
Wikipedia-Early Modern France
This site describes the political situation in France just prior to the Revolution.
Wikipedia-Seven Years War
This site provides a nice overview of the Seven Years War (the French and Indian War to us Americans). It is a pivotal war for both France, England, and the colonies.
Music of the Ancien Regime
The most famous of these composers is by Johann Sebastian Bach. You are listening to Violin Concerto #1 in Allegro (BVM 1041).