Fall 2010

Early Modern Europe

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-48  |  History, as HIST-04

Faculty

Margaret R. Hunt (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as HIST 04 [EUP] and E{UST 48.)  This introductory survey covers Western, Central and Eastern Europe and the European parts of the Ottoman Empire during the period from approximately 1500 to 1800.  It looks at the main political developments of the period, with special attention to court culture, rebellions and revolutions, colonial expansion and contraction, and the clash of states and empires.  It examines new developments in long-distance trade, agriculture, industry, finance, warfare, media and the arts, and their impact on social life, politics and the environment.  It looks at the emergent slave systems of Europe and her colonies as well as the Ottoman Empire.  And it analyzes religious conflict and accommodation with respect to Catholics, Protestants, the Eastern Orthodox, Jews, Muslims and “non-believers.”  The course aims to uncover the political, ethnic and religious diversity of Early Modern Europe as well as to plumb the roots of present-day conflicts and controversies about the historical definition of “Europe” and “Europeans.” Two class meetings per week.

Fall semester.  Professor Hunt.

Cost: $5.00 ?

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2013