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HST303 Early Modern Europe (1450–1750)

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course sheds light on the history of Europe in the Early Modern period through either a historical overview from the Renaissance to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, or a more thematic approach. Possible topics include the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counterreformation, the Age of Discovery, Renaissance humanism, encounters between Christians, Muslims and Jews, Tudor and Stuart England as well as social and economic develop­ments such as the rise of mercantilism. It may also focus on the beginnings of the scientific revolution through the contributions of scientists such as Coperni­cus, Galileo and Newton.