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History 5: Modern Europe, Renaissance to the Present -- Spring 2004
Class Schedule
Required Reading
Lecture and Reading Schedule:

WEEK I: IDENTITIES AND PEOPLES

Jan 20 Introduction: Identities
Jan 22 European Peoples

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 12 & 16
- Machiavelli, The Prince (begin)
- Selections from Pico Della Mirandola, “The Dignity of Man” (#2) and Virginia Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own,” (#89) in the Documents Reader

WEEK II: PRINCES, VOYAGERS AND OTHERS

Jan 27 Renaissance State-making
Jan 29 New Worlds

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 13
- Machiavelli, The Prince (finish)
- Selections from the Unam Sanctum (#1), Columbus, "Journal of the First Voyage," (#4) Toscanelli "Letter to Columbus" (#3), Sepulveda "Democrates Alter," (#6) Gonzalo Fernandez de Orviedo “On the Arawaks” (#8) and Las Casas "Apologetic History of the Indies" (#7) in the Documents Reader

Map Assignment due Friday, January 30 at 4 pm in Section Leaders' boxes, History Department Office, 3229 Dwinelle

WEEK III: RELIGION AND CULTURE

Feb 3 Elite and Popular Cultures
Feb 5 New Religions

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 14
- Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worm (entire)
- Selections from Luther, "Concerning Christian Liberty" (#11), “To the Christian Nobility” (#9) “Luther Confronts the Emperor Charles V at Worms” (#12), "The Twelve Articles of the Swabian Peasants," (#13), Calvin, "True and False Faith" (#15), “the "Genevan Ordinances," (#16 & 17), Loyola, “Spiritual Exercises” (#19), and the "Decrees of the Council of Trent" (#20 and 21) in the Documents Reader

WEEK IV: CRISIS AND CONSTITUTIONALISM

Feb 10 Witchcraft and Religious War
Feb 12 English Revolution and Constitutionalism

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 15
- Selections from the Malleus Maleficarium (#26), the "Case of Catalina Matheo" (#27) Montaigne "On Cannibals" (#22), the "Puritan Acts and Ordinances" (#23) the Levellers, the Diggers, the "Agreement of the People" (#34 and 35), Hobbes, Leviathan (#36) and Locke, The Second Treatise on Government (#38) in the Documents Reader

First Paper Assignment due Friday, February 13 at 4 pm in Section Leaders' boxes in the History Department, 3229 Dwinelle Hall.

WEEK V: ABSOLUTISM AND SCIENCE

Feb 17 French Absolutism
Feb 19 The New Science

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, chs.17 & 18
- Saint Simon, "Description of Louis XIV" (#37), Bacon, "The Great Instauration" (#29), Galileo, "Letter to the Duchess Christina of Tuscany" (#31) Descartes, "Discourse on Method" (#30), and Newton, "The General Scholium" (#33) in the Documents Reader

WEEK VI: ENLIGHTEMENT AND REVOLUTION I

Feb 24 Enlightenment
Feb 26 Enlightened Absolutism and French Revolution I

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 19
- Voltaire, Candide (entire)
- Selections from Rousseau, The Social Contract and Discourses (#39), Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" (#40), Sieyès, "What is the Third Estate?" (#42), "The August Decrees" (#43), and "The Declaration of the Rights of Man" (#44) in the Documents Reader

WEEK VII: ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION II

Mar 2 French Revolution II
Mar 4 MIDTERM EXAMINATION

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, chs. 20
- Selections from Olympe de Gouges, "The Declaration of the Rights of Women" (#45), “What is a Sans-Culotte?" (#47), Robespierre, "On Political Morality" (#48), Babeuf, "Manifesto of Equals" (#49), and "The Napoleonic Proclamations" (#50) in the Documents Reader

WEEK VIII: ECONOMIC REVOLUTIONS

Mar 9 Industrialization
Mar 11 New Social Formations: Workers and Bourgeois

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, chs. 21 & 22
- Selections from, Adam Smith, "The Wealth of Nations" (#55), Thomas Malthus, "The Essay on Population" (#56), Friedrich Engels, "The Condition of the Working Class" (#57), and the "Working Class Documents" (#58-61) in the Documents Reader

WEEK IX: DEMOCRACY AND SOCIALISM

Mar 16 The Revolutions of 1848
Mar 18 Feminism, Liberalism, Socialism/Marx

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 23
- Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (entire)
- Selections from J.S. Mill, "On Liberty” (#63), Mary Wollstonecraft, “Vindication” (#53),
Tocqueville, "Recollections of 1848" (#62) in the Documents Reader.

SPRING BREAK: MARCH 22-26

WEEK X: BOURGEOIS CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

Mar 30 Nations, States, and Others
Apr 1 Freud/Psychoanalysis

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, chs. 24 & 26
- Sigmund Freud, Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (entire)
- Selections from J.S. Mill, "On Nationality" (#64), "Nationalism Documents" (#66), Darwin, "The Descent of Man" (#68) and Nietzsche, "Will to Power" (#69), in the Documents Reader.

 

WEEK XI: IMPERIALISM AND WORLD WAR

Apr 6 The "New Imperialism"
Apr 8 World War I

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, chs. 25 & 27
- Erich Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (entire)
- Selections from Pearson, "The Standpoint of Science" (#70), Johnston "The Backwards Peoples" (#71), and Kipling, "The White Man's Burden" (#72) in the Documents Reader

WEEK XII: UTOPIAS AND IDEOLOGIES

Apr 13 The Russian Revolution
Apr 15 Communism and Fascism

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 28
- Selections from V.I. Lenin, “What is to Be Done” (#87), V.I. Lenin, “The April Thesis” (#88), Woodrow Wilson, “The Fourteen Points” (94), Rocco, "The Antithesis Between Liberal, Democratic, and Socialist Concepts of Fascism" (#90), and Mussolini, “Doctrines of Fascism” (#91) in the Documents Reader

Second Paper Assignment due on Friday, April 16 at 4 pm in the History Department Office, 3229, Dwinelle

WEEK XIII: WORLD WAR

Apr 20 World War II
Apr 22 The New Europe

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, chs. 29 & 30
-Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (entire)
- Selections from Adolph Hitler “Mein Kampf” (#92) and “Final Solution Documents (#93) in the Documents Reader

WEEK XIV: THE COLD WAR AND ITS LEGACIES

Apr 27 Decolonization
Apr 29 1968

Readings:
- Western Civilizations, ch. 31 & 32
- Selections from Churchill, Stalin, Truman and Marshall, "Cold War Documents" (#94-96), Franz Fanon, “Colonial War and Mental Disorder” (#97) and Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (#98) in the Documents Reader

WEEK XV: POST-COLD WAR EUROPE

May 4 1989
May 6 Hybrid Identities/ Permeable Boundaries

No Required Readings!
* Suggested Reading: Timothy Garton Ash, The Magic Lantern

May 11: Final Examination Review Session

FINAL EXAMINATION: FRIDAY, MAY 14, 12:30-3:30