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European Politics and Society since 1789

Image of a map of Europe from 1877
...Serio-comic war map for the year. , . [No Date Recorded on Shelflist Card] Photograph.

This course seeks to introduce students to major themes in modern European history and to acquaint students with a range of methodological approaches to the study of the past. Chronologically, our course will be bounded by two momentous events: the French Revolution of 1789 and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall exactly two centuries later. Some of the topics to be covered in between these two bookends include European colonialism; labour history and the working class; nations and nationalism; modern state practices and ideologies in the western democracies, the fascist states, and the socialist Soviet Union; violence and warfare, culture and consumption, memory, and decolonization.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.