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HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE

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HSTEU 113 Europe and the Modern World (5) I&S
Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of modern Europe. Cannot be taken for credit toward a history major if HSTEU 302 or 303 previously taken.

HSTEU 210 Paris (5) VLPA/I&S

Instructor Course Description: Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 211 France: A Portrait (5) I&S
Thematic approach to the history of France. Abandons the conventional chronological format in favor of a constellation of topics and themes - architecture, science, sex, cities, barricades, etc. - that, taken together and in historical perspective, make up a portrait of France.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth L. Crouch

HSTEU 219 Science and the Arts in Early Modern Europe (5) I&S
Explores the role of artisanal craft practice and knowledge in the Scientific Revolution. Examines the artisanal world and its traditions of craft knowledge and follows the transmission of artisanal practice into the scholarly world of natural philosophy in the seventeenth century. Assesses the consequences for scientists and artisans.

HSTEU 220 Introduction to East European Studies (5) I&S Felak
Introduction to the history of post-1945 Eastern Europe focusing on political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic issues. Countries surveyed include Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 220.
Instructor Course Description: James R Felak

HSTEU 234 History of Nazi Germany (5) I&S
Introduces students to the social, political, and cultural history of Germany leading to and during the National Socialist era from 1933-1945. Through the lens of Germany social history, studies the rise of fascism and genocide, and how the German case can inform other historical studies.
Instructor Course Description: Nathaniel Parker Weston

HSTEU 245 St. Petersburg/Leningrad: City as History (5) I&S
Introduction of political, social, and cultural history of St. Petersburg from 1703-1991. Uses St. Petersburg as a window to explore major themes in Imperial Russian and Soviet history, including westernization and questioning of Russia's national identity, urbanization, industrialization, revolution, multinational empire, World War II, Stalinism, and socialistic reformism.
Instructor Course Description: Elena Campbell

HSTEU 250 Rome (5) VLPA/I&S
Focuses on Rome as an historical, intellectual, and artistic world center. Literary and historic documents, visual arts, architecture, film, and opera used to explore the changing paradigms of the Eternal City. In English. Offered: jointly with ART H 250/ITAL 250.
Instructor Course Description: Mary R O'Neil

HSTEU 273 Women and Gender in Modern Europe (5) I&S
Examines European women's changing social role and competing views of femininity from the Enlightenment to the end of the cold war. Special focus on the relationship of gender and politics and on the female body in bourgeois society, industrialization, imperialism, the welfare state, fascism, and the cold war.
Instructor Course Description: Katrina Hagen Uta G. Poiger

HSTEU 274 European History and Film from the 1890's to the Present (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduces the histories of world war, the rise and fall of fascism and communism, postwar migrations, the Cold War and decolonization, and the making of the European Community through film. Historical content unified by methodological focus on the social and political function of film.
Instructor Course Description: Jordanna Bailkin

HSTEU 275 Life in England (5) I&S
Social history of England from the Norman conquest to the present, seen through letters, autobiographies, novels, and plays of the time. Life of the ordinary inhabitant-in the village and the manor house.
Instructor Course Description: George K Behlmer

HSTEU 276 Postwar: European History and Film after 1945 (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores efforts to reconstruct Europe and European identity after 1945. Assesses the successes and failures of these efforts. Addresses themes of poverty and affluence, postwar justice, Americanization, expansion and collapse of communism, decolonization, migration, and ongoing ethnic tensions that threatened new forms of warfare. Explores the history uses of film.
Instructor Course Description: Jordanna Bailkin

HSTEU 290 Topics in European History (5, max. 10) I&S
Examines special topics in European history.
Instructor Course Description: Jordanna Bailkin Elena Campbell

HSTEU 301 Early Modern European History: 1450-1648 (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the late Renaissance to the Peace of Westphalia.
Instructor Course Description: Benjamin Schmidt

HSTEU 302 Modern European History: 1648-1815 (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the Peace of Westphalia to the fall of Napoleon.
Instructor Course Description: Jon M Bridgman Scott Alan Brown Eric Bright Maren E. Halvorsen Mary R O'Neil

HSTEU 303 Contemporary European History Since 1815 (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural history from the fall of Napoleon to the present.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew B. Stone Jon M Bridgman Heidi Taylor Magi Raymond A. Jonas Kaja Shonick Nathaniel Parker Weston

HSTEU 304 Cultural History of Renaissance Europe (5) VLPA/I&S
Examination of Medicean Florence, late sixteenth-century France, Elizabethan England, and the baroque courts of the early seventeenth century as cultural centers. Includes analysis of painters such as Botticelli and Rubens; poets such as Ronsard and Donne; philosophers such as Pico and Montaigne; and playwrights such as Marlowe, Shakespeare and Lope de Vega.

HSTEU 305 European Witch Trials (5) I&S
Witchcraft and magical beliefs in Europe considered as a problem in intellectual, social, and legal history. Medieval background, systematization of witchcraft theory in fifteenth century; comparison of learned and popular beliefs; mechanisms of witch trials and inquisitorial procedure; the Faust legend; growth of skepticism and decline of witchcraft in seventeenth century.
Instructor Course Description: Hans P Broedel Mary R O'Neil

HSTEU 323 France Since 1814 (5) I&S
Political, economic, and social history since the Congress of Vienna. Special emphasis upon the continuity of the revolutionary tradition.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth L. Crouch

HSTEU 334 Germany 1871-1989 (5) I&S
Society and politics from Germany's first unification to its reunification; domestic and foreign policy; political, economic, social, and cultural developments; high emphasis on German society's self-perception and on the variety of interpretations of this period's history
Instructor Course Description: Amanda Jeanne Swain Kaja Shonick Nathaniel Parker Weston Uta G. Poiger

HSTEU 361 Spain and Its Golden Age, 1469-1700 (5) I&S
History and culture of Spain and its empire from the late Middle Ages through the seventeenth century.
Instructor Course Description: Benjamin Schmidt

HSTEU 364 Modern Greece: 1821 to the Present (5) I&S
Politics and society of Greece from War of Independence to the present. Emergence and development of the Greek state; Greece in the world wars; civil war and post-war politics; military dictatorship; transition to democracy; recent developments. No prior study of Greece assumed. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 364.
Instructor Course Description: Theodore G. Antikas Carol G Thomas Nektaria Klapaki Zinon Papakonstantinou

HSTEU 368 Modern European Jewish History (5) I&S
Surveys European Jewish history from the Spanish expulsion (1492) to World War I (1914). Considers diversity of European Jewryies and the factors that cohered them. Examines how European Jewries ordered their lives, shaped gender and class norms, and interacted with the societies in which they lived. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 368.
Instructor Course Description: Devin E Naar Daniel K Heller Sarah A. Stein

HSTEU 370 J.R.R. Tolkien: A Mythology for England (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores J.R.R. Tolkien in historical context. Influence of the nineteenth-century philosophy and folklore, World War I, Germanic mythology, Oxford Christianity, and the Inklings. Primary themes include language as a source of myth, fate and free will, religion, technology and nature, heroism and war, race and evil.
Instructor Course Description: Robin C Stacey

HSTEU 376 Modern Irish History (5) I&S
Political and social history from 1800 to the present; the Irish Question after the Act of Union; development of Irish nationalism in the Home Rule and Sinn Fein periods; the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland since 1921; current problems in Northern Ireland.
Instructor Course Description: George K Behlmer

HSTEU 378 The Making of Contemporary France (5) I&S
Historical origins and subsequent development of nine contemporary problems and characteristics of French government and politics, economy, and society.

HSTEU 380 History of Scandinavia to 1720 (5) I&S
Scandinavian history from the Viking Age to 1720, with an emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Offered: jointly with SCAND 380.
Instructor Course Description: Terje I Leiren

HSTEU 381 History of Scandinavia Since 1720 (5) I&S
Scandinavian history from the Enlightenment to the Welfare State with emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of the modern Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Offered: jointly with SCAND 381.
Instructor Course Description: Terje I Leiren

HSTEU 401 The Italian Renaissance: (5) I&S
Conditions of Renaissance culture: Italian republics and despots, humanism, the classical ideal of the arts, Machiavelli and the foundations of modern political thought; the end of an era.
Instructor Course Description: Mary R O'Neil Sean F. Cocco

HSTEU 402 The Reformation (5) I&S
Origins of the disunity of Europe in the crisis of the sixteenth century with emphasis on the relations between religion and politics.
Instructor Course Description: Mary R O'Neil

HSTEU 405 European Intellectual History: Eighteenth Century (5) VLPA/I&S
Development of the social sciences, moral theory, political theory, and religious thought in eighteenth-century Europe. Rationalism, empiricism, utilitarianism, and the sources of idealism.

HSTEU 406 European Intellectual History: Nineteenth Century (5) VLPA/I&S
Selected topics in intellectual history up to 1890. The philosophical consequences of the French Revolution, the development of idealism, conservatism, romanticism, and early socialist theory; positivism, the problems of historicism, new forms of Christian apologetics, utilitarianism in decline, liberalism as philosophy, the early Marx.
Instructor Course Description: John E Toews

HSTEU 407 European Intellectual History: Twentieth Century (5) VLPA/I&S
Selected topics in the intellectual history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The aftermath of Darwinism, the problems of methodology in modern social science, historicism and moral relativism, irrationalism in philosophy and social theory, revisionism in secular and orthodox religions.
Instructor Course Description: John E Toews

HSTEU 409 The Catholic Church in Europe, 1914-present (5) I&S
Examines the Catholic Church in the context of European history since World War I. Explores politics and diplomacy as well as Catholic thought and culture in Europe. Major themes include challenges presented to the Church by Nazism, Communism, secularization, and Islam.

HSTEU 411 Europe: 1814-70 (5) I&S
Development of Europe during the age of Metternich, the revolutions of 1848, and the emergence of new national states.
Instructor Course Description: Eric Bright

HSTEU 412 Europe in the Age of the Masses: 1870-1914 (5) I&S
Impact of population increase and technological change on European society; stresses and strains in European life and outlook.
Instructor Course Description: Jon M Bridgman

HSTEU 413 Europe: 1914-45 (5) I&S
Politics and society of Europe in the age of the concentration camp.

HSTEU 414 Europe Since 1945 (5) I&S
Political, economic, and military developments in Europe under the impact of the Cold War.
Instructor Course Description: Gregor Thum

HSTEU 415 Europe in the Second World War (5) I&S
Inquiry to discover what the war of 1939-45 was about and what it did to more than five hundred million Europeans.
Instructor Course Description: Amanda Jeanne Swain Jon M Bridgman

HSTEU 422 The French Revolution and Napoleon: 1789-1815 (5) I&S
Transformation of France under the Revolution of 1789; the Reign of Terror and Napoleon; the impact of the revolution and Napoleon upon Europe.
Instructor Course Description: Eric Bright Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 432 Germany: 1914-1945 (5) I&S
Politics and society from the collapse of the Bismarckian empire to the collapse of Hitler's empire.

HSTEU 435 World War I (5) I&S
European society on the eve of the war. War experience of the Europeans. Long term consequences of the war on European social, political, and economic institutions. Impact of the war on non-European world. The war in European literature.
Instructor Course Description: Jon M Bridgman

HSTEU 440 The Communist Experience Around the World (5) I&S Young
Communism from its origins in Bolshevik faction of Russian social democracy to the present, treating the development of the ideology, the various communist parties, and the communist states. Recommended: either two history or politics of Europe courses. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 440.
Instructor Course Description: Scott Alan Brown Glennys J. Young Herbert J Ellison Ali F Igmen

HSTEU 444 Imperial Russia: 1700-1900 (5) I&S
Development of Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 444.
Instructor Course Description: Daniel Clarke Waugh Elena Campbell Glennys J. Young

HSTEU 445 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (5) I&S
Russia and the USSR from Nicholas II to the present. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 445.
Instructor Course Description: Glennys J. Young Ali F Igmen

HSTEU 451 East-Central Europe Since 1342 (5) I&S
Explores the history of the lands and peoples of East Central Europe (Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, and Hungarians).
Instructor Course Description: James R Felak

HSTEU 452 Eastern Europe Since 1918 (5) I&S
Explores the history of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia from the end of World War I to the present.
Instructor Course Description: James R Felak Gregor Thum

HSTEU 453 History of the Balkans, 1400 to the Present (5) I&S
Centuries of Ottoman rule that produced a new basis for the reemergence of independent states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; history of these new states until the present.
Instructor Course Description: James R Felak

HSTEU 454 Baltic History (5) I&S
Overview of the history of the area occupied by the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Emphasizes their emergence as modern European nation-states. Era from World War I to present treated in depth, including the historical role and present situation of non-Baltic peoples, particularly Russians. Offered: jointly with SCAND 454.
Instructor Course Description: Guntis I. Smidchens

HSTEU 464 The Jews in Spanish History (5) I&S
Sephardic Jews in Spanish politics, economy, and culture, emphasizing the medieval Golden Age and the Inquisition. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 468.

HSTEU 465 The Jews of Eastern Europe (5) I&S
Jewish society in Poland, Russia, the Hapsburg Lands, and Romania from the late Middle Ages to the Holocaust. Offered: jointly with JSIS C 465.

HSTEU 466 The Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-Present (5) I&S
Examines the history and culture of Sephardic Jewry from the expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 to the present. Explores the creation of Sephardic communities in the Dutch and Ottoman Empires, Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa, and the history of the conversos and "hidden Jews." Offered: jointly with JSIS C 466.
Instructor Course Description: Sarah A. Stein

HSTEU 470 The Jacobethan Age: England 1580-1630 (5) I&S
Emphasis on arts and society instead of the traditional kings, battles, and politics; the way people at all levels of society lived, in towns and in the countryside, within the bounds of the royal court or outside in the political wilderness. Classes on poetry, drama, music, architecture, painting, interior decoration, and some of the minor arts, as well as on demography and some of the traditional historical subjects. Not open for credit to students who have taken 471 or 472.

HSTEU 471 England in the Sixteenth Century (5) I&S
Political, administrative, and social history from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, with emphasis on the Reformation and its effects and on conditions of life in Elizabethan England. Not open to students who have taken 470.

HSTEU 472 England in the Seventeenth Century (5) I&S
Political, administrative, and social history from the accession of James I to the Glorious Revolution. Not open to students who have taken 470.

HSTEU 474 England in the Nineteenth Century (5) I&S
Political, social, and cultural development; the agrarian, industrial, and French revolutions; the rise of parliamentary democracy; the Victorian age; political thought from utilitarianism to Fabianism; Irish home rule.
Instructor Course Description: George K Behlmer

HSTEU 475 England in the Twentieth Century (5) I&S
From the Boer War to the present; conservatism, liberalism, and socialism; England in two world wars; the decline of British imperialism.
Instructor Course Description: George K Behlmer

HSTEU 482 Fascism in Europe (5) I&S
History of the fascist era in modern Europe from 1919 to 1945. A study of the principal examples of national fascism and fascist-like movements coupled with a general theoretical consideration of the phenomenon.
Instructor Course Description: Jeremy S. Roethler

HSTEU 484 Colonial Encounters (5) I&S
History of European colonialism from the 1750s to the present, with an emphasis on British and French colonial encounters. Offered: jointly with CHID 484.
Instructor Course Description: Jordanna Bailkin Rebecca Chambers Hughes

HSTEU 490 Topics in European History (5, max. 10) I&S
Examines special topics in European history.
Instructor Course Description: Jordanna Bailkin Evamaria Ziege James R Felak Nektaria Klapaki Zinon Papakonstantinou

HSTEU 501 Renaissance Field Course (3-6, max. 6)
Topics in the cultural, political, and social history of the Renaissance era.
Instructor Course Description: Mary R O'Neil

HSTEU 502 Reformation Field Course (3-6, max. 6)
Topics in the religious, political, and social history of the Reformation era.
Instructor Course Description: Mary R O'Neil

HSTEU 505 Early Modern European History (3-6, max. 18)
Select topics in early modern European history. Topics vary from quarter to quarter. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Benjamin Schmidt

HSTEU 506 Modern Europe: Writings and Interpretations (3-6, max. 6)
Study of historians, schools of history, and interpretations of modern European history.

HSTEU 510 Core Seminar in the History of Modern Europe (5-)
An introduction to historiographical classics and exemplary new works in the various fields of modern European history. Members of the seminar choose research topics and present the results of their research to the seminar.
Instructor Course Description: George K Behlmer Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 511 Core Seminar in the History of Modern Europe (-5-)
An introduction to historiographical classics and exemplary new works in the various fields of modern European history. Members of the seminar choose research topics and present the results of their research to the seminar.
Instructor Course Description: George K Behlmer Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 512 Core Seminar in the History of Modern Europe (-5)
An introduction to historiographical classics and exemplary new works in the various fields of modern European history. Members of the seminar choose research topics and present the results of their research to the seminar.
Instructor Course Description: Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 513 Europe and the Modern World I (5)
Provides an acquaintance with some of the themes, problems, and events in the history of modern Europe, 1789-1914, including Europe's larger global engagements. Offers foundation for advanced thematic or regional study, a basis for comparative historical study within Europe and beyond, and preparation for teaching entry-level and advanced undergraduate surveys.
Instructor Course Description: Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 515 Modern European Intellectual History (3-6, max. 6)

Instructor Course Description: John E Toews

HSTEU 516 Seminar: European Intellectual History ([3-6]-, max. 6)

Instructor Course Description: John E Toews

HSTEU 517 Seminar: European Intellectual History (-[3-6], max. 6)

Instructor Course Description: John E Toews

HSTEU 521 Modern European History: France (3-6, max. 6)

Instructor Course Description: Raymond A. Jonas

HSTEU 522 Seminar in French History ([3-6]-, max. 12)

HSTEU 523 Seminar in French History (-[3-6]-, max. 12)

HSTEU 524 Seminar in French History (-[3-6], max. 12)

HSTEU 531 Modern European History: Germany (3-6, max. 6)

Instructor Course Description: Uta G. Poiger

HSTEU 532 Seminar in Modern European History: Germany ([3-6]-, max. 12)

HSTEU 533 Seminar in Modern European History: Germany (-[3-6]-, max. 12)

HSTEU 534 Seminar in Modern European History: Germany (-[3-6], max. 12)

HSTEU 543 Empire and Nationalism in Russian History (5)
Explores cultural diversity in Imperial Russian history. Examines the role of nationality, cultural diversity, and "Russianness" through issues of identity, nationality policies, and ideologies. Pay particular attention to the development of the nationalistic discourse in Imperial Russia.

HSTEU 544 Modern Russian History (3-6, max. 6)

Instructor Course Description: Glennys J. Young

HSTEU 545 Seminar in Modern Russian History ([3-6]-, max. 12)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Russian and either French or German.

HSTEU 546 Seminar in Modern Russian History (-[3-6]-, max. 12)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Russian and either French or German.

HSTEU 547 Seminar in Modern Russian History (-[3-6], max. 12)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Russian and either French or German.

HSTEU 548 Field Course in Soviet History (3-6, max. 6)
Specialized course for graduate history students in the scholarly literature of Russian history since 1917. Intended for graduate students preparing for MA or Ph.D. field examination in Russian history of the Soviet period.

HSTEU 551 History of Eastern Europe: 1772-1939 (5)
Study of the east-central European region: Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and the Balkan countries, from their rebirth to World War II. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of German, French, Russian, or one East European language.
Instructor Course Description: James R Felak

HSTEU 552 History of Eastern Europe: 1939 to the Present (5)
Prerequisite: reading knowledge of one major European or one East European language.
Instructor Course Description: James R Felak

HSTEU 553 Seminar in Modern East European History ([3-6]-, max. 6)
Study and research involving special methods dealing with the histories of the East European countries in the modern period.

HSTEU 554 Seminar in Modern East European History (-[3-6]-, max. 6)
Study and research involving special methods dealing with the histories of the East European countries in the modern period.

HSTEU 555 Seminar in Modern East European History (-[3-6], max. 6)
Study and research involving special methods dealing with the histories of the East European countries in the modern period.

HSTEU 571 English History: Tudor and Stuart (3-6, max. 6)

HSTEU 572 English History (3-6, max. 6)

HSTEU 573 Seminar in Modern English History ([3-6]-, max. 6)

HSTEU 574 Seminar in Modern English History (-[3-6], max. 6)

HSTEU 575 Seminar in Tudor-Stuart History ([3-6]-, max. 12)
History of England under the Tudors and the Stuarts. Prerequisite: HSTEU 571 or permission of instructor.

HSTEU 576 Seminar in Tudor-Stuart History (-[3-6], max. 12)
History of England under the Tudors and the Stuarts. Prerequisite: HSTEU 571 or permission of instructor.

HSTEU 590 Topics in History (5, max. 15)
Seminar on selected topics in general history, with special emphasis on preparation for field examinations. Topics vary according to interests of students and instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Sarah A. Stein Jordanna Bailkin Elena Campbell Raymond A. Jonas Mary R O'Neil Uta G. Poiger Sarah A. Stein