REE 335 • 19th-Century Europe
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This course examines the history of Europe from the aftermath of the French Revolution and the British industrial revolution to the outbreak of the first World War. We will focus on the invention of what we call the 'modern" world. We will explore the ways in which various European societies responded to the challenges of revolutionary democracy, industrial revolution, the rise of great cities, and the accumulation of new forms of wealth with the invention of modern political parties, modern nationalism, idealization of science, progress, and human reason and skepticism about science, progress and human reason. We will study the spread of European power, technology and culture through imperial domination and the influence of imperialism on European culture and politics. We will also consider the ways in which artists and scientists represented and conceptualized the modern world for new audiences.
Map quiz-10% 2 exams - 25% each Final exam - 40%
Robin Winks and Joan Neuberger, Europe and The Making Of Modernity, 1815-1914 Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto J.S. Mill, On Liberty Adam Hochschild, King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa Helmut Walter Smith, The Butcher's Tale