HIST202 - EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS

Description: 
This course tells the history of Europe in the long nineteenth century through its revolutions – beginning with France in 1789 and ending with Russia in 1917. For each revolution we will focus on particular themes or aspects: such as, liberalism, socialism, nationalism, economics, gender, arts and literature, violence and warfare, or sociability. In doing so we will also attempt to answer the question, what is a revolution? What makes it different from an uprising, a revolt, or a struggle for independence? What are the shared characteristics of revolutions, and what makes one different from another? And how have historians characterized revolutions? By looking at laws, speeches, diaries, works of art, and other primary sources alongside works of historical scholarship, students will work to develop their own understanding of nineteenth-century European revolutions and the role they played in the development of new ideas, in social change, and in the emergence of modern Europe. Evaluation will be based on class participation, a book review, a presentation, and a final paper based on course readings.
Instructors: 
DELLA ZAZZERA, ELIZABETH
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 311F

Activity: 
SEM
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