Saturday, September 6, 2014

European History Schedule

A couple of people asked if they could see the reading list for Europe Since 1648, the course about which I blog intermittently.  I've pasted the list of books and the schedule of topics and readings below.  The "reader" from which many short sources are draw is the second item on the list under "course materials".  My apologies if the formatting gets a bit strange!
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  Course Materials
Lynn Hunt et al, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures.
Katherine Lualdi, Sources of the Making of the West.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise.
Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o.  In the House of the Interpreter.
Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk.
Schedule (subject to change)
Week 1: Introductions
                Making the West, 461-492
                26 August (Lecture 1): Thinking about Europe and History
                28 August (Lecture 2): Beginnings
Week 2: States and Societies
                Making the West, 493-528
2 September (Lecture 3): Theories of State and Society: Absolutism and Contracts  [Writing diagnostic due]
Reader:John Locke, The Second Treatise of Government; Ludwig Fabritius, The Revolt of Stenka Razin (62); Mary Astell, Reflections Upon Marriage (87); Montesquieu, Persian Letters: Letter 37 (85)
“De Cive” (Chapter 1)      
4 September (Lecture 4): Transportation, Communication, and Power
Reader: Jacques Marquette, Exploring the Mississippi (69)
Week 3: A Religious World?/Moral and Material Economies of Trade and Dominion Part I
                Making the West, 529-544
9 September (Lecture 5): Religion in Europe
                                Reader: Henry IV, Edict of Nantes (33); The Trial of Suzanne Gaudry (43)
                11 September (Lecture 6): The Atlantic Slave System 
Reader: Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative (75)
“The Politics of Morality”
Week 4: Moral and Material Economies of Trade and Dominion Part II/Enlightenment Part I
                Making the West, 545-594
                16 September (Lecture 7): The British East India Company and the Modern World
Reader: A Brief Description of the Excellent Vertues of that Sober and Wholesome Drink Called Coffee (78); Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (101)
18 September (Lecture 8): The Enlightenment Through Ideas in Europe [First short paper due]
Nathan the Wise
Reader:  Frederick II, Political Testament (104); Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments (97)
Week 5: The Enlightenment Part II and the French Revolution Part I
                Making the West, 595-626
                23 September (Lecture 9): The Enlightenment Through Practise Overseas 
The Life and Times of Sara Baartman (film in class)
25 September (Lecture 10): The French Revolution—Causes and Consequences
Reader: Abbe Sieyes, What is the Third Estate (107); Political Cartoon (112); The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (113); Maximilien Robespierre, Report on the Principles of Political Morality (115); Olympe de Gouges, Letters on the Trial (119)
Week 6: The French Revolution
                30 September (Lecture 11): Revolutionary Reverberations
Reader: Francois Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture, Revolution in the Colonies (123). 
                2 October: Library visit with Priscilla Finley (Amargosa Room, Lied Library)
Week 7: Industrialism and Liberalism
                Making the West, 659-730
                7 October (Lecture 12): Industrialism and Industrial Society
Reader:  Factory Rules in Berlin (143); Margaret Bondfield, A Life’s Work (185)
9 October (Lecture 13): Liberal Revolution and the Left
                The Communist Manifesto
Reader: Capital and Labour (149); Friedrich Engels, Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith (150); Sandor Petofi, National Song of Hungary (155); Camillo di Cavour, Letter to King Victor Emmanuel (163)
Week 8: Imperial Europe/Midterm Exam
                Making the West, 731-766
14 October (Lecture 14): New Imperialisms?
Reader: Commissioner Lin, Letter to Queen Victoria (157); Jules Ferry,  Speech Before the French National Assembly (173); Rudyard Kipling and Editorial (173)
                16 October: Midterm Exam
Week 9: New Societies?
                Making the West, 767-802
                21 October (Lecture 15): Science and Man
Reader: Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (167); Walter Bagehot, Physics and Politics (170)
                23 October (Lecture 16): European Women [Second short paper due]
Reader: Sarah Stickney Ellis, Characteristics of the Women of England (146)
Week 10: Unmaking Europe
                Making the West, 803-840
                28 October (Lecture 17): Nationalism and the European States
                                The Good Soldier Svejk
Reader: Emile Zola, J’accuse! (196)
                30 October (Lecture 18): World War I
Reader: Fritz Franke and Siegfried Sassoon, Two Soldiers’ Views (211); L. Doriat, Women on the Home Front (214)
Week 11: Revolution and the Interwar Years
                Making the West, 841-862
4 November (Lecture 19): Revolution in Russia and its aftermaths/Election Day
Reader: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Letter to Nikolai Aleksandrovich Rozhkov (217)
                6 November (Lecture 20): Fascism in Western Europe 
Reader: Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism (218); Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (223); Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda (227)
Week 12: World War II
                Making the West, 863-875
                11 November:  Veteran’s Day, No class
                13 November (Lecture 21): The Second World War [Primary source assignment due]
Reader: Sam Bankhalter and Hinda Kibort, Memories of the Holocaust; Michihiko Hachiya, Hiroshima Diary (241)
Week 13: Europe in the New World
                Making the West, 881-916
18 November (Lecture 22): Welfare States and European Unity vs. the Creeping Cold War/United Nations
Reader: The Formation of the Communist Information Bureau  (247); Paper Number 68 (247)
                20 November (Lecture 23):  Decolonisation and Internationalism
                                In the House of the Interpreter 
                                Reader: Jo Chi Minh,  Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Vietnam (254)
Week 14: The Cold War in Europe
                Making the West, 917-952
                25 November (Lecture 24): Contesting Europe
Reader: Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (257); Josef Smrkovsky, What Lies Ahead (264); Student Voices of Protest (268); Glasnost and the Soviet Press (277)
                27 November (Lecture 25):  Happy Thanksgiving!  No class.
Week 15: Conclusions
                Making the West, 953-989
                2 December (Lecture 26): Uniting Europe?  [Reflection papers due]
Reader: Leif Zetterling, Klassamrater Cartoon (291); Joelle Tanguy and Fiona Terry,  On Humanitarian Responsibility (293); Amartya Sen, A World Not Neatly Divided (304)
                4 December (Lecture 27):  Concluding Thoughts

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