Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Park, Peter
Discipline and Number
HIST 3319 Section 001
TR Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
Early Modern Europe

Description of Course:

This course is a survey of European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution (ca.1450-1800). 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 cultural and intellectual movements.

Required Texts:

Hunt, Lynn, 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 edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. ISBN 9780312465094

Brucker, Gene. Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005. ISBN 0520244958

Wiesner-Hanks, Merry. Early Modern Europe 1450-1789. Chapter 5: "Religious reform and consolidation, 1450-1600" (pp. 148-183). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [available on eLearning]

Galilei, Galileo. "Letter to Madame Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Concerning the Use of the Bible Quotations in Matters of Science." [available on eLearning]

Medick, Hans, and Benjamin Marschke. Experiencing the Thirty Years War: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. ISBN 9780312535056

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

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

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The Sorrows of Young Werther. Translated by Burton Pike. New York: Modern Library, 2005. ISBN 0812969901

And other texts.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

regular attendance & participation (20%); mid-term exam (20%), 6-to-7-page paper (25%), and final exam (35%)

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