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FREN6668

History of Europe:16-21C

In the late Middle Ages, the so-called ""Christian West"" saw a considerable change. Europe is constructing itself and starting to conquer the world. Technical, artistic and religious revolutions participate in this extraordinary expansion. For four centuries, a European model of “civilization” has been taking place. But this creative power does not exist without tensions, without challenges. The purpose of this course is to bring out the highlights of this adventure in order to understand the main mechanisms. The course is divided into four parts:
- The Renaissance: between civilization and violence
- The invention of Europe (seventeenth and eighteenth century)
- Europe, a universal power (eighteenth and early twentieth century)
- Europe between destruction and reinvention.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2014

FREN6668A-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

FREN6668A-L13 Lecture (Cauchy)

Summer 2012

FREN6668A-L12 Lecture (Cauchy)