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Spring 2011-2012
* HIS 212 (HA)  

Europe in the World: Monarchies, Nations, and Empires from 1776 to the Present Day

David N. Cannadine

This course offers a global history from an unusual perspective: that of the nations and empires ruled by monarchs and emperors (and sometimes empresses) across the years since the American and French revolutions, which are often seen as the events which ushered in the modern world of republicanism and democracy. To be sure, many thrones have crashed and crowns have passed away since then; but monarchies are still with us today, from Japan to Britain, Swaziland to Sweden. This course will explore both the anti-monarchical trends that have thrived since 1776 and 1789, but also the surprising extent of royal resilience.

Sample reading list:
F. Prochaska, The Eagle and the Crown
A. Mayer, The Persistence of the Old Regime
E. Hobsbawm and T. Tanger, The Invention of Tradition
W. M. Spellman, Monarchies 1000-2000
A. W. Purdue, Long to Reign

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will average 150 to 175 pp. per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 50%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
P/D/F option not available for History concentrators..

Other information:
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Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41052 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   46   Enrolled:103 Limit:120
P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm M   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Lewis Library   117   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Lewis Library   117   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P05 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   McCormick Hall   362   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P06 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   McCormick Hall   362   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   McCormick Hall   362   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P08 9:00 am - 9:50 am W   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:10 Limit:15