HIST333 - NAPOLEONIC ERA & TOLSTOY

Description: 
In this course we will read what many consider to be the greatest book in world literature. This work, Tolstoy's War and Peace, is devoted to one of the most momentous periods in world history, the Era of the French Revolutions and the Napoleonic Wars (1789-1815). We will study both the novel and the Napoleonic era: the military campaigns of Napoleon and his opponents, the grand strategies of the age, political intrigues and diplomatic betrayals, the ideologies and beliefs, the human dramas, and the relationship between art and history. How does literature help us to understand this era? How does history help us to understand this great novel? Because we will read War and Peace over the course of the entire semester, readings will be manageable (circa 100 pages of the epic and 50 pages of additional reading per week) – and very enjoyable.
Instructors: 
HOLQUIST, PETER
Day and Time: 
MW 0200PM-0330PM
Room: 
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 402
Activity: 
LEC
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    CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS