Fall 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Park, Peter
Discipline and Number
HUHI 7314 Section 001
M Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title
The Enlightenment

Description of Course:

This is a course on the historiography of the European Enlightenment. Students will gain knowledge of past and current trends of research in European intellectual and cultural history of the period between 1650 and 1800. Most weeks, we will read and discuss works by historians that stand as important examples of scholarly trends of the last 35 years. AVAILABLE ONLY TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS.

Required Texts:

Christopher Hill, The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas during the English Revolution (Penguin, 1984) ISBN 978-0140137323

Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Princeton UP, 1989) ISBN 978-0691024325

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Abridged, ed. by Kenneth P. Wrinkler (Hackett, 1996) ISBN 978-0872202160

J├╝rgen Habermas, Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (The MIT Press, 1991) ISBN 978-0262581080

Margaret C. Jacob, The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans (Cornerstone, 2006) ISBN 978-1887560740

Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws (Cambridge, 1989) ISBN 978-0521369749

Robert Darnton, The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (Harvard UP 1985) ISBN 978-0674536579

Lynn Hunt, Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (University of California Press, 2004) ISBN 978-0520241565

Rousseau, G. S. and Roy Porter, Ferment of Knowledge: Studies in the Historiography of Eighteenth-Century Science (Cambridge, 2008) ISBN 978-0521087186

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Regular attendance and participation, a seminar presentation, and a 20-page historiographical essay on an Enlightenment topic of the student's choosing

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