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)One way of understanding Napoleons life is through attention to his Corsican origins. Although Napoleon himself would later disavow his earlier identification with the island in favor of French identity, many of his actions and attitudes agree with stereotypical notions of Corsican culture. Did Napoleon inaugurate the era of total war? This question, posed in a recent book, is up for debate. On one hand, the violence of the Revolution and the Napoleonic wars may not seem uniquely devastating in comparison to the ravages of the Thirty Years War. On the other hand, the faltering of distinctions between civilian and combatant as well as the large-scale mobilization of state resources for war do anticipate the modern concept of total war, typically associated with World War II.0000 - Chapter 1. Popular Histories of Napoleon 0437 - Chapter 2. Napoleon, the Corsican 1537 - Chapter 3. The Transference of National Allegiances Becoming French with the Revolution 2637 - Chapter 4. Looking for the Origins of Total War 3728 - Chapter 5. Napoleons Lasting Contributions to the French State Centralization, Service Nobility and the ConcordatComplete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educoursesThis course was recorded in Fall 2008.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.