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HIST 2252 Europe, 1750-1914 (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course surveys the history of Europe from the mid-Eighteenth Century to the outbreak of The First World War. It considers how political, social, economic, and cultural forces affected European countries in relation to the wider world. Throughout we explore major themes that seemingly made this era "modern": from the Enlightenment and science, to liberalism, socialism, and imperialism among others. We seek to grasp how people lived through major upheavals brought about by war, revolution, industrialization, urbanization, nation-formation, and secularization. The course combines lectures and sessions dedicated to analyzing primary sources. No prior knowledge of European history is required.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Thomas Dodman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-16