Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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HST304 Modern Europe (1750–1945)

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course treats the period starting with the beginnings of the Industrial Rev­olution in Britain and ending with the Second World War. It may either provide a historical overview, covering landmark events such as the French and Amer­ican Revolutions, the Napoleonic era, the 1848 revolutions, the 1854 Crimean War, the unification of Germany and Italy, the Great War and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the Second World War. It could also approach the history of Europe from a more thematic approach focusing on themes such as the rise of nationalist and socialist ideologies, the idea of progress and evolutionism, the abolition of slavery and the end of colonialism, fin-de-siècle Vienna and Paris, developments in modern art and modern philosophy.