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Topics in History: The Age of Revolutions in a Global Context 1760-1911

Topics in History: The Age of Revolutions in a Global Context 1760-1911

Historians have addressed the Age of Revolutions as a pivotal moment in modern history due to the profound changes in political, economic, and social structures it brought to light; yet most of these processes have been analyzed from a univocal Eurocentric perspective. This course will invite students to challenge the limits of geography, ideas of culture, and intellectuality by studying the Age of Revolutions in a global context. Highlighting the connections formed by colonialism and imperialism, students will analyze the process of modernization beyond the context of Europe and introduce them to the use of methodologies of applied history, including archival research, material, and visual culture. Complementing the chronological and narrative overview will be thematic surveys of revolutions in areas such as North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, South and Southeast Asia.

Department of History, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

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