History of Europe:16-21C

A history of Europe, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century/ Une histoire de l’Europe du XVI au XXI siècle

In the late Middle Ages, the so-called "Christian West" knows a considerable change. Europe is constructed itself starting to conquer the world. Technical, artistic and religious revolutions participate this extraordinary expansion. For four centuries, a European model of “civilization” is taking place. But this creative power does not exist without tensions, without mutilation. 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.
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FREN 6668

All Sections in Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6668A-L12 Lecture (Cauchy)