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European Civilization, 1648-1945

Yale,, Fall 2008 , Prof. John Merriman

Overview

Introduction - Absolutism and the State - Dutch and British Exceptionalism - Peter the Great - The Enlightenment and the Public Sphere - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution - Napoleon - Industrial Revolutions - Middle Classes - Popular Protest - Why no Revolution in 1848 in Britain - Nineteenth-Century Cities - Nationalism - Radicals - Imperialists and Boy Scouts - The Coming of the Great War - War in the Trenches - Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning (Guest Lecture by Jay Winters) - The Romanovs and the Russian Revolution - Successor States of Eastern Europe - Stalinism - Fascists - Collaboration and Resistance in World War II - The Collapse of Communism and Global Challenges

Includes

Lecture 1: Introduction

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Lecture Details

European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202)The course will concern European history from 1648 to 1945. The assigned readings include both standard historical texts and works of fiction, as well as films. Although the period in question encompasses many monumental events and "great men," attention will also be paid to the development of themes over the long term and the experiences of people and groups often excluded from official histories. Among the principle questions to be addressed are the consolidation of state power, the formation of identities, linguistic and national affiliations, and the effects of economic change.0000 - Chapter 1. Course Structure and Requirements 1438 - Chapter 2. Major Themes State-Making, the Rise of Capitalism, and War 3327 - Chapter 3. Brecht, "A Worker Reads History"Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educoursesThis course was recorded in Fall 2008.

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Sam

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Dembe

Great course. Thank you very much.

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