N158C Summer 2013 Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?-- Europe 1914 to the Present?- Session D (Jul 8- Aug 16)

The twentieth century was the most devastating in the history of Europe. This course surveys the major developments that led to the wars and revolutions for which the century is famous. It stresses the supreme importance of the commanding actors on the political stage as the century unfolded--Lenin and Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler, Churchill and de Gaulle, Walesa and Thatcher and Gorbachev, and focuses on the differing approaches to European relations taken by American presidents from Wilson to George W. Bush.

162A Summer 2013 Europe and the World: Wars, Empires, Nations 1648-1914- Session A (May 28- Jul 3)

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.

285B.002 Spring 2013 Topics in Early Modern Europe

This research seminar invites graduate students in EME and associated fields to complete a major research paper on a topic of their choosing, ca. 1450-1800.  Run as a tutorial and a workshop, the seminar provides an occasion for students to advance their research on a topic already identified in earlier coursework.  The goal of the course is to allow students to develop a better understanding of sources, methodology, and approach that will lead to a fundable and important dissertation topic.

5 Spring 2013 European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

This course introduces students to European history from around 1500 to the present as an aspect of global history. During this period, a small, poor, and fragmented outcropping of Asia became a world civilization, whose political, cultural, and economic power touched the four corners of the world. Our course will ask how and why this happened. How, in other words, did "modernity" become "western," for better and worse?

280B.005 Spring 2013 Introduction to Soviet Historiography

The landmarks of Soviet historiography from Leon Trotsky to the latest academic fad, in loose chronological order. Weekly book reviews, no papers.

280B.004 Spring 2013 Ancient Israel in the Modern European Imagination

This course sets out to explore the way Europeans from the 17th through the 19th centuries imagined and represented Biblical Israel.  Among the topics we will address are: Spinozasheresy, the Enlightenment Bible, the Great Powers in Jerusalem, the politics of archaeology, histories of Ancient Israel, Christian and Jewish representations of Jesus, Israelite-Sephardic authenticity and Masada and the Zionist imagination.


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