Modern Europe at War

History 103B.007

Fall 2006
Instructor (text): 
108 Wheeler
Day & Time: 
M 12-2

This section of History 103 will examine the practice of warfare during the age of European global power from the sixteenth century to 1945. Topics will include tactics and the experience of battle, war as an engine of state-building and social change, and the military encounter between Europe and the wider world. While particular attention will be given to the wars of religion, the Napoleonic period, and the total wars of the twentieth century, students with an interest in 'small' wars and unconventional conflicts are encouraged to apply. The course readings and assignments will encourage students to critically examine both the accounts of participants and the findings of recent scholarship.

Jeff Hoppes is a fifth-year graduate student whose dissertation focuses on the soldiers of the English Civil War.