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)Contrary to the "Great Illusion" that the end of World War I heralded a new era of peace, the interwar period can be considered to form part of a Thirty Years War, spanning the period from 1914 to 1945. In the wake of the Treaty of Versailles, Europe was divided both literally and figuratively, with the so-called revisionist powers frustrated over their new borders. One of the most significant and ultimately most pernicious debates at Versailles concerned the identity of states with ethnic majorities. For those nations that resented the new partition of Europe, ethnic minorities, and Jews in particular, furnished convenient scapegoats. The persecution of minority groups in Central and Eastern Europe following the First World War thus set the stage for the atrocities of World War II.0000 - Chapter 1. The Wilsonian Illusion and War Guilt The Aftermath of the First World War0920 - Chapter 2. Revisionism in Italy and Germany1642 - Chapter 3. Revisionism in Eastern Europe The Former Austro-Hungarian Empire2603 - Chapter 4. Ethnic Tensions in Interwar States 3557 - Chapter 5. The Peasant Majority Agricultural Depression and the Rise of FascismComplete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educoursesThis course was recorded in Fall 2008.
Sep 12, 2018
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March 29, 2019
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