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Early Modern Europe
HIST 202 FA
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 during this period, and the social context of adaptive change and innovation in economics, culture, religion, philosophy, political thought and institutions: the Renaissance, the Protestant
and Catholic Reformation, the English civil war, the French Revolution, Absolutism and Enlightened Despotism, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, the rise of capitalism and plantation slavery.
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
Tocqueville, THE OLD REGIME AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Woloch, EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
Barker, ed., SOCIAL CONTRACT: LOCKE, HUME, ROUSSEAU
Rousseau, FIRST AND SECOND DISCOURSES
REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN
Paine, RIGHTS OF MAN
Lefebvre, THE COMING OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Moore, Jr., SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Mid-term and final examination; two papers (4pp.); discussion assignments.
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