History | State, Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
H615 | 28987 | 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 the
political development, the cultural evolution and the social history
of Early Modern Europe, roughly the period from 1450 to 1750.
Themes include: state-making, the political culture of monarchies,
religious reformations, literacy, printing and the book, witchcraft,
social and economic change, the “crisis” of the seventeenth century,
gender and family life, as well as other topics relating to the
textbook categories that usually demark the period—Renaissance,
Reformation, the Age of Absolutism, and the Scientific Revolution.
For the most part, readings will be drawn from the secondary
literature, from articles and monographs by historians, both past