HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-004: Early Modern England
(Spring 2019)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW

Section Information for Spring 2019

At the turn of the sixteenth century, England was a tiny island kingdom just emerging from the wreckage of a decades-long civil war. Over the next two centuries, its people struggled to survive through rebellions and dynastic drama, religious uncertainty and massacres, plagues and famines, continent-wide wars and seaborne invasions. This course will examine the political, economic, religious, cultural, and social transformations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England with a particular emphasis on how its people attempted to understand and thrive in an uncertain world. In doing so, they could never have imagined they were laying the foundations for a British Empire on which the sun never set and whose American colonies gave birth to the nation we live in today.

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Syllabus: http://jessicaotis.com/teaching/2019-hist-388-395/

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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