HIST040 - EARLY MODERN EUROPE

Description: 
This course will trace the major political, cultural, technological and intellectual developments in Europe from Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in 1453 to the eve of the French Revolution in 1789. We will cover important events and movements such as the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the consolidation and centralization of territorial states and the development of overseas empires. In addition to these larger topics, we will use primary sources to delve into the lives of everyday Europeans and examine how their lives changed over the course of this period and what effect these larger movements had – or did not – on they they lived and understood the world around them. Readings will be both primary sources and discussions will be an integral part of the class.
Instructors: 
LITAKER, NORIA
Day and Time: 
TR 0530PM-0920PM
Room: 
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 140
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR