History 226 (Hi 21) Modern Europe

Description of the Course: In this course, we will survey the history of Europe from 1789 to 1945, paying special attention to the emergence of modernity. Although, as Robin Winks points out in the introduction to the first volume of the textbook in this class, there is no single means by which to modernize, modernization appears to be characterized by the following elements: rapid social, economic, and technological change; industrialization and urbanization; an emphasis on the individual and his needs; the emergence of popular sovereignty; the development of the state; the collision between reason and feeling; and the rise of nationalism. Europe not only stood at the forefront of modernization but also facilitated the modernization of much of the world. This course, then, will use the study of modernization to familiarize students with a number of important concepts, movements, and events that proved central to
European history in this crucial period. Students who take this course will find themselves better prepared to enroll in 300-level upper-division courses in modern European history.

Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

This course is taught by: Professor Hugh Dubrulle

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
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