Post-Wars: Economy and Society in Western and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

History 101.007

Spring 2015
Section: 
007
Instructor: 
Location: 
3104 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
MW 10-12P
CCN: 
39303
Units: 
5

In his magisterial account of Europe after 1945, Tony Judt asserts that “the history of the two halves of post-war Europe cannon be told in isolation from one another.” Brief readings during the first two weeks cover major political, economic, and social themes in the twentieth century and suggest how the two halves of Europe did, and did not, influence each other. During the first four weeks, students will compile a bibliography and identify key primary sources. The prospectus is due at the end of the eight week, a full draft at the end of the twelfth, and the final version two weeks later. During each phase, students will present their findings and benefit from the input of seminar members.