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Early Modern Europe
HIST 202 SP
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.
René Descartes DISCOURSE ON METHOD (Hackett)
Lynn Hunt THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS (Bedford)
Denis Janz A REFORMATION READER WITH A CD-ROM (Fortress Press)
Bartolomé de Las Casas A SHORT ACCOUNT OF
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE INDIES
John Locke POLITICAL WRITINGS OF JOHN LOCKE (Mentor)
Moses Mendelssohn JERUSALEM (Brandeis)
Anna Maria van Schurman WHETHER A CHRISTIAN WOMAN SHOULD BE EDUCATED
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Mid-term and final examinations; two papers (4pp.); discussion assignments.
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- Instructor(s): Holmes,Oliver W.
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC421;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 45)
- SR. major: 15 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 5 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: 5
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts, Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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