An examination of principal trends in the development of European civilisation between the early Middle Ages and the nineteenth century.
This paper is an introduction to European History from the Middle Ages, known for the Crusading Movement and the Black Death, to the dawn of the modern era, marked by the French Revolution and the rise of capitalism. It explores how medieval Europe created a new civilisation and how and why Western Europe grew into a global power in the modern period.
The paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, psychology, politics, sociology, English and classics.
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|From Medieval to Modern Europe
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- Paper Structure
- Wars and Revolutions.
- Economy and Society.
- Ideas and Learning.
- The Expansion of the European World.
- Teaching Arrangements
This is a team taught paper.
Recommended: Joshua Cole and Carol Symes, Western Civilizations, Fifth Brief Edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2020).
In addition, course materials will be made available electronically via Blackboard.
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Available via Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Be equipped with a clear sense of the general shape of European history from the Middle Ages to the dawn of the modern era
- Have a sound grasp of the concepts and terms that historians have used to make sense of European history