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Fall 2015-2016
* HIS 363 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Napoleonic Wars

Yair Mintzker

Napoleon's contemporaries uttered his name with a mixture of admiration, awe, and horror. What were the reasons for these extreme reactions? In this course of lectures we will follow Napoleon and his armies step by step as they intrude and change the world around them during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic wars (1798-1815): From the Battle of the Pyramids in Egypt, through the battle of Trafalgar and the campaigns in Germany, Spain, and Russia, and all the way to Napoleon's unexpected return from exile and the battle of Waterloo.

Sample reading list:
David Bell, The First Total War
Steven Englund, Napoleon: A Political Life
Samuel Moreh, Napoleon in Egypt
Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World
Francisco Goya, The Disasters of War
Dominic Lieven, Russia Against Napoleon

Reading/Writing assignments:
100-150 pages of reading each week; one-page weekly reading response; take-home midterm exam; final exam

Final Exam - 40%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23125 L01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   010   Enrolled:39 Limit:60
24287 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   233   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
24291 P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Dickinson Hall   210   Enrolled:4 Limit:14
24292 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
24293 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
23126 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled