HIST126 - EUROPE FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO WWII: WAR, REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE

Description: 
It's old, it's new. It's unfamiliar, it's recognizable. This course investigates the collapse of the "old regime" and the birth of something like the Europe we recognize. The century and a half we cover in this course witnessed the development of the political, economic, and cultural phenomena we often see as characteristic of modern society. Topics considered include political revolution, industrialization, war, liberalism, imperialism, totalitarianism, and new ideologies of gender, race, and class. Our focus will be consistently transnational. How did European imperialism reshape the globe? How can the making of modern Europe help us understand the current travails of the European Union? How did borders and boundaries operate at the edge of nations, but also within societies? We will investigate these questions as we follow European history from the violence and optimism of the French Revolution to the total war of the twentieth century.
Instructors: 
CHASE-LEVENSON, ALEXANDER
Day and Time: 
TR 1200PM-0130PM
Room: 
COLLEGE HALL 314
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
    Syllabus: 
    • Major Concentrations: European
    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: Europe