European Civilization, 1648-1945
Yale,, Fall 2008 , Prof. John Merriman
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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
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European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202)In light of the many ethnic and national conflicts of the twentieth century, the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918 appears less surprising than the fact that it remained intact for so long. National identity is not an essential characteristic of peoples, and in many cases in Europe it is a relatively recent invention. As such, there are many different characteristics according to which national communities can be defined, or, in Benedict Andersons phrase, imagined. Along with religion and ethnicity, language has played a particularly important role in shaping the imaginary identification of individuals with abstract communities. No one factor necessarily determines this identification, as evidenced by modern countries such as Belgium and Switzerland that incorporate multiple linguistic and cultural groups in one national community.0000 - Chapter 1. The "Imagined Communities" of Nationalism The Macedonian Example0824 - Chapter 2. The Construction of National Identities in the Nineteenth Century Language and Consciousness 2545 - Chapter 3. The Development of Nationalism in Eastern Europe Lithuania and Belarus 3753 - Chapter 4. Complex Identities Multiple Languages in Belgium and Switzerland4400 - Chapter 5. The Balancing Act of the Austria-Hungarian Empire Factors of Stability Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educoursesThis course was recorded in Fall 2008.
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March 29, 2019
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