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853-0725-00L  History Part One: Europe (The Cradle of Modernity, Britain ca. 1789-1939)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersH. Fischer-Tiné
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractUsing the concrete example of Britain, the "cradle of modernity", this lecture offers a survey and analysis of the crucial historical transformations that engendered "modernity" in Europe from the late 18th to the mid 20th centuries.
ObjectiveAt the end of this lecture course, students can: (a) highlight the most important changes in the "long nineteenth century" in Europe (b) explain their long-term effects; and (c) relate these changes to global developments.
ContentThe thematic foci include: the economic and social consequences of the industrial revolution, the genesis of political ideologies and social movements, shifts in gender roles, colonialism and imperialism, as well as the emergence of consumerism and a "leisure society."
Lecture notesPower Point Slides and sources will be made available at POLYBOX in the course of the semester.
LiteratureMandatory and further reading will be listed on course plan that is made available before the first session.