HIS 362G • 19th-Century Europe
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 explore the ways in which various European societies responded to the challenges of revolutionary democracy and terror, industrial urbanization and the accumulation of great 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 chart the spread of democratic institutions, resistance to democracy and the multiple shortcomings of European democracy. We will examine the rise of Europe's great cities, the decline of its domestic empires and the expansion of European imperialism around the world. Much of the course will be devoted to understanding how artists of various kinds represented their world to themselves and their audiences.
Map quiz-10% 3 exams 30% each
Joan Neuberger, The Nineteenth Century: Paradoxes of Progress Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto Kurban Said, Ali and Nino