This seminar is an introduction to historical research aimed at producing a research paper (about 25 pages) on some aspect of the life of city dwellers in 16th- and 17th-century Europe. The common readings will focus on Paris, Rome and London, but students may choose topics set in other European cities as well. The course briefly surveys the history of the early modern city and then focuses on the kinds of questions social and cultural historians ask and the varieties of evidence--literary and visual as well as documentary--that they use. Prior work on the period is helpful but not essential.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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