HISTORY 209 - Pre-Modern Europe, 300-1648
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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In 27 BCE the Roman Senate granted Gaius Octavius the titles of Princeps and Augustus, effectively making him the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, a territory that would come to include all the land between Persia and Britain. Sixteen hundred years later, Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, fought the Ottoman Turks in Vienna, invaded France, and debated Martin Luther’s challenge to the Pope’s supremacy. While the office of Roman Emperor, his responsibility for religion, and his desire for territory remained a constant, the meaning of this office and its responsibilities and goals had significantly changed. As we travel across the sixteen hundred years between these two figures, we will survey the changes to Europe’s physical world, religious beliefs, daily life, and political organization, thinking about what it meant to be “European,” and to bear a distinct civilization. We will also think hard about Europe’s place in the wider world and what if anything it meant to be European. In addition, by working with primary sources, this class will provide essential preparation for more advanced courses, teaching you to think, debate, and write like a historian.

Course Requirements:

There will be midterm and a final exam, which test your understanding of the broader themes, as well as two, short writing assignments based on primary sources.

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HISTORY 209 - Pre-Modern Europe, 300-1648
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9781442607569
The shaping of western civilization, Author: Michael Burger., Publisher: University Of Toronto Pre 2013
ISBN: 9780140455281
The secret history, Author: Procopius ; translated by G.A. Williamson and Peter Sarris ; with an introduction and notes by Peter Sarris., Publisher: Penguin New ed. 2007
ISBN: 9780520250109
The poem of the Cid, Author: Transl. by Lesley Byrd Simpson, Publisher: Univ. of California Press Repr. der 2006
ISBN: 9781442634282
209 Source book, Author: Katherine French (ed.), Publisher: University of Toronto Press 1ST 2014
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