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Mike W. Campbell
SIS 467
Seattle Campus

Nations and States in the Modern World

Development of national consciousness in the "old nations" of Europe before the French Revolution. Replacement by the new nationalism and its spread into East Central Europe, Russia, Ibero-America, Asia, and Africa. Offered: jointly with HIST 467.

Class description

Historians have long debated whether German nationalism was on a "special path" from Bismark to Hitler. This course takes German nationalism as its normative example and explores the impact of this nationalism on the formation of new nation-states in Germany, Czechoslovakia and Iraq after the First World War. We will also investigate why programs of nationhood took hold in these three contexts and how the creation of new nation-states shaped the development of new national identities in these areas.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Background in European history helpful but not essential.

Class assignments and grading

Students will be evaluated on both a short (4-5 page) and a long (8-10 page) paper, as well as on their active participation in class discussions.


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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 02/03/2005