Event Title

John the Fearless: Demagogue, Tyrant and Visionary – The Second Valois Duke of Burgundy and the Parisian Mob

Presenter Information

Sean Para, Oberlin CollegeFollow

Location

King Building 321

Start Date

4-29-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

My capstone project focused on a 15th-century French prince named John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy. John the Fearless became embroiled in a brutal civil war against another faction of royal princes. He then took control of the government with the aid of radical urban revolutionary government in Paris in a bid to control all of France, which was largely unprecedented in French history. My capstone focuses on John the Fearless’ demagogic rhetoric and why exactly he sought the support of the Parisian bourgeois and working class, who were typically excluded from medieval politics.

Notes

Session I, Panel 1 - Plagued By Demons: Representing Evil in Rhetoric, Engravings, and Literature
Moderator: Patrick O'Connor, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature

Major

History

Advisor(s)

Ellen Wurtzel, History

Project Mentor(s)

Ellen Wurtzel, History

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John the Fearless: Demagogue, Tyrant and Visionary – The Second Valois Duke of Burgundy and the Parisian Mob

King Building 321

My capstone project focused on a 15th-century French prince named John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy. John the Fearless became embroiled in a brutal civil war against another faction of royal princes. He then took control of the government with the aid of radical urban revolutionary government in Paris in a bid to control all of France, which was largely unprecedented in French history. My capstone focuses on John the Fearless’ demagogic rhetoric and why exactly he sought the support of the Parisian bourgeois and working class, who were typically excluded from medieval politics.