Examines major political, social, and cultural developments in 20th century Europe. Explores the two world wars, fascism and communism as alternatives to parliamentary democracy, Europe's remarkable revival since 1945, and concludes with an examination of the integration of Europe and its prospects for re-establishing its world prominence.
This term the course will focus on twentieth-century Europe by following its imperial decline, twentieth-century decades of warfare and upheaval, and its (short-lived?) post-war revival. Although focused on twentieth-century Europe as described above, this course will also closely consider the European twentieth-century in relation to world history. European history, society, and culture will be examined and analyzed through use of primary, scholarly, and popular sources with heavy emphasis on memoirs, fiction, and film.
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