History of France
The French Revolution (1789 - 1799) is considered the event that marked the arrival of a new historical period, that of the contemporary Age. France was at the end of the 18th century, as most of Europe, ruled by an absolutist monarchy. With structures typically of the Old Regime, characterized by the maintenance of the old system of medieval origin of the estate division of society and a property of the land of feudal type. In a society divided between privileged and non-privileged classes, there are a series of revolts that led to the demolition of the system of the Old Regime and the old absolutist Bourbon monarchy.