History | B377 2825 History of Germany Since 1648 I 2:30-3:45 TR BH208 Domansky
B377 | 2825 | Domansky

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section meets with WEUR W405

This lecture will explore the transformation of a multitude of smaller and
larger territories in Central Europe into a unified German state (1871).
In this context we will deal with the rise of absolutist dynasties after
the Thirty Years' War and the growing competition between Prussia and
Austria within the Holy Roman Empire. We will study the political, social
and cultural impact of the French Revolution and of the European
revolutions and wars of the 19th century on the course of German history.
We will also examine the impact of the industrial revolution on the social
fabric (classes, family structures, gender roles and sexuality) of the
finally unified German state.