2023-2024 Catalog

HIST 225 From Revolution to European Union: Modern European History

For good and ill, Europe played a major role in shaping the modern world. Why did Europe give birth to human rights and modern democracy, but also dictatorship and genocide? How did Europe come to dominate the global south in the nineteenth century, and lose that dominance in the twentieth? This course explores these paradoxes and others as we trace the social, political, and cultural history of Europe from the French Revolution to the present. [GM2, SS]