Early Modern Europe

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

European Studies

Course Number: 
125
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 125 [EUP] and EUST 125.) This introductory survey covers Western, Central and Eastern Europe and the European parts of the Ottoman Empire during the period from approximately 1500 to 1800.  It looks at the main political developments of the period, with special attention to court culture, rebellions and revolutions, colonial expansion and contraction, and the clash of states and empires. It examines new developments in long-distance trade, agriculture, industry, finance, warfare, media and the arts, and their impact on social life, politics and the environment. It looks at the emergent slave systems of Europe and her colonies as well as the Ottoman Empire. And it analyzes religious conflict and accommodation with respect to Catholics, Protestants, the Eastern Orthodox, Jews, Muslims and “non-believers.” The course aims to uncover the political, ethnic and religious diversity of Early Modern Europe as well as to plumb the roots of present-day conflicts and controversies about the historical definition of “Europe” and “Europeans.” Two class meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Hunt.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-125-01,EUST-125-01
Schedule #: 
EUST-125-01-1213S

Course Sections

Early Modern Europe
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Margaret Hunt

mrhunt@amherst.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

MEAD 115