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Section Information for Spring 2012This class surveys the history and historiography of early modern Europe, that is, from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. In tracing out the dynamics of this roughly 400 year period, we will examine some of the major events, people and ideas of European history between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, and how those events have been interpreted and reinterpreted by modern scholars. These events include the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and rise of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, and the beginnings of the French Revolution. The course is especially designed for MA students who did not major in History as an undergraduate, and also for those students who did major in History, but did so some time ago. This course does not fulfill any distribution requirement for European history.
Survey of European history from 1500 to 1815. Designed for individuals entering graduate program who need to strengthen preparation in this area, or who seek to enhance knowledge of latest interpretations in field. Stresses factual knowledge and its interpretation.