Early Modern Europe|
Fall 2014 not offered
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This introductory course surveys the history of Europe during the formative period of the modern era from 1500 to 1800. It focuses on the crucial episodes of religious and political conflict in these centuries, while also highlighting key intellectual, cultural, and economic developments: the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reformation, the rise of capitalism and plantation slavery, the scientific revolution, the English civil war, court culture, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. Required for the European history concentration, this course also provides essential historical grounding for any student interested in study abroad or in modern culture and politics.
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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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