HIST 216 Rev. A1: Modern Europe, 1600–1940 Report a Broken Link

History 216: Modern Europe, 1600–1940 surveys the most significant political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual trends in European history from the end of the sixteenth century to the 1930s. The course aims to provide both a description and an explanation of the forces that shaped the modern world, including the development of the nation state, military conflict, the intellectual movements of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, industrialization, urbanization, nationalism, the spread of European industry, commerce, and culture to both the New World and the continents of Africa and Asia, and the development of new forms of government in the early twentieth century. The course also prepares students for further studies in history by emphasizing critical reading and essay writing skills.

Unit 1


Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 2


Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 3


Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 4


Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 5


Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.
Online collection of documents and illustrations.

Unit 6


Required Reading
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.
Online collections of essays, documents, images, and other sources.

Unit 7


Required Readings
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 8


Required Reading
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 9


Required Reading
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 10


Required Readings
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 11


Required Readings
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.

Unit 12


Required Readings
Supplementary Readings
Online collection of translated primary sources.