Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Park, Peter
Discipline and Number
HIST 3319 Section 001
MW Time 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Early Modern Europe

Description of Course:

This course is a survey of European history from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution (ca.1400-1800). Themes to be covered are the self and society, politics, cultural and intellectual life, and religion. We consider religious, ethnic, gender, class, and regional differences as well as the continuities that form the European cultural and intellectual traditions.

Required Texts:

Lynn Hunt, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R. Po-chia Hsia, and Bonnie G. Smith, The Making of the West: People and Cultures, Vol. B: 1320-1830, 3rd ed. (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005) ISBN 9780312465094

Gene Brucker, Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence (Univ. of California Press, 2005) ISBN 0520244958

William J. Connell, ed., The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli with Related Documents (Bedford/St. Martin, 2005) ISBN 9780312149789

William Beik, Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin, 2000) ISBN 031213309X

Margaret C. Jacob, The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin, 2001) ISBN 0312179979

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, tr. Burton Pike (Modern Library, 2005) ISBN 0812969901

Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (orig. 1971), excerpts

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Early Modern Europe 1450-1789 (Cambridge UP, 2006), Ch. 5: "Religious reform and consolidation, 1450-1600," pp. 148-183

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

regular attendance and participation in discussion (20% of final grade); mid-term exam (20%), seven-page paper (25%), and final exam (35%)

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