Early Modern Europe|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course surveys the history of Europe during the formative period of the modern era, from 1500 to 1800. It focuses on comparative studies of the ideology of politics and society, on the crucial episodes of religious and political conflict in these centuries, and on the social context of adaptive change and innovation in economics, culture, religion, philosophy, political thought, and institutions: the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reformation, the English civil war, absolutism and enlightened despotism, the French Revolution, the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment, the rise of capitalism and plantation slavery. Required for the European history concentration, this course also provides essential historical grounding for any student interested in study abroad or in contemporary ideological conflicts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Textbooks: Merriman,History of Modern Europe vol. 1; Bainton, Reformation of the Sixteenth Century; Woloch, Eighteenth-Century Europe; Lefebvre, Coming of the French Revolution; Readings in Western Civilization, vols. 5, 7; Primary sources: Hernando Cortes, Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor; Machiavelli, The Prince and the Discourses;Hobbes, Leviathan; Barker, ed.,Social Contract: Locke, Hume, Rousseau;Rousseau, First and Second Discourses; Burke, Reflection on the Revolution in France;Paine, Rights of Man;Alexis de Tocqueville, The Old Regime and French Revolution; B.Moore,Jr, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
two papers (4 pages each); take-home final test; discussion assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers. Pre-registered students must attend the first class or they will be dropped from the class list.
|Instructor(s): Holmes,Oliver W. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 3||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 10|
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