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Spring 2016-2017
* HIS 212 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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.

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.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42067 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   East Pyne Building   010   Enrolled:64 Limit:100
42068 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Friend Center   306   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
44167 P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:15 Limit:14 Closed
44168 P03 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
44426 P03A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Chancellor Green   105   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
44169 P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
44170 P05 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43299 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled