History | Culture and Society in Early Modern Europe
H615 | 27569 | Schneider

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

This course will address a variety of themes related to culture
experiences, constructs, and categories in Europe from the late
fifteenth to the mid eighteenth centuries.  Themes include:
literacy, printing and the book; popular culture and witchcraft; the
political culture of monarchies; gender and family life; ritual and
ceremony; and understandings of the body.  Historical texts will be
complemented by readings in or about relevant theoreticians, such as
Elias, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Habermas.