Europe

275B Fall 2013 Europe’s Twentieth Century

We will discuss some of the major historical syntheses on twentieth-century Europe as well as more specific writings on wartime, interwar and postwar Europe that have appeared over the last decade. Particular emphasis will be placed on the tensions between national histories and trans-European trajectories. Weekly position papers and one historiographical essay constitute the principal writing assignments.

177B Fall 2013 Armenia: From Pre-modern Empires to the Present

This survey course will cover the period from the incorporation of most of the Armenian plateau into the Ottoman Empire to the present. Throughout most of this period Armenians lived in three pre-modern empires: the Persian, the Ottoman, and the Russian. As these political entities shaped Armenian life significantly, they will also serve as geographic subdivisions for the lectures of this course. In the twentieth century, two key events and their consequences will draw our attention.

C175B Fall 2013 Jewish Civilization: Modern Period

This course will examine the impact of modern intellectual, political, economic, and social forces on the Jewish people since the eighteenth century. It is our aim to come to an understanding of how the Jews interpreted these forces and how and in what ways they adapted and utilized them to suit the Jewish experience. Some of the topics to be covered include Emancipation, Haskalah, new Jewish religious movements, Jewish politics and culture, antisemitism, the Holocaust, and the state of Israel.

171A Fall 2013 Russia to 1700: Foundations of Russian Culture

This course explores Russian history from earliest times (11th century) to the reign of Peter the Great (d.

162A Fall 2013 Europe and the World: Wars, Empires, Nations 1648-1914.

This upper division course surveys the rise and fall of the European Powers in the period of war and revolution preceding the downfall of Napoleon to the outbreak of World War I.

158C Fall 2013 Old and New Europe, 1914-Present

This course examines the political, social and cultural history of Europe in the twentieth century. The story of Europe’s twentieth century is dramatic: from the era of global political and economic dominance to the unparalleled destruction of two World Wars; from the interwar crises of capitalism and democracy to the creation of social democracy and European union; from the reach of vast overseas empires to the remaking of geopolitics through decolonization and Cold War.

5 Fall 2013  European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

This course introduces students to European history from around 1500 to the present. During this time, a small, poor, and fragmented Europe became a world civilization, whose political, cultural, and economic power now touch the four corners of the globe. Our course will ask how and why this happened. How, in other words, did "modernity" become "western," for better and worse?

5 Summer 2013 European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present - Session C (June 24- Aug 16)

This course introduces students to European history from around 1500 to the present. During this time, small, poor, and fragmented Europe became a world civilization, whose political, cultural, and economic power now touch the four corners of the globe. Our course will ask how and why this happened. How, in other words, did "modernity" become "western," for better and worse?

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