Early Modern Europe|
Fall 2008 not offered
|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)
Merriman, A HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE, Vol I
READINGS IN WESTERN CIVILATION, Vols. 5,7.
Bainton, THE REFORMATION OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Cortes, FIVE LETTERS OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Machiavelli, THE PRINCE AND THE DISCOURSES
de Tocqueville, THE OLD REGIME AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Woloch, EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
Barker, ed., SOCIAL CONTRACT: LOCKE, HUME, ROUSSEAU
Rousseau, FIRST AND SECOND DISCOURSES
Burke, REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE
Paine, RIGHTS OF MAN
Lefebvre, THE COMING OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Moore, Jr., SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY
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Mid-term and final examination; two papers (4pp.); discussion assignments.
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