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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3150 - Early Modern Europe

This course reviews the significant events, personalities, ideas and developments in Europe during the so-called “early modern” period (c. 1600- 1789). Topics to be addressed include the nature of early modern society and economy; the growth of modern states, including absolutism and constitutionalism; the prevalence of religious, dynastic and commercial wars; and the development of modern science and thought. Specific events and topics include the Thirty Years War, mercantilism, the Scientific Revolution, the English Civil War, the reign of Louis XIV, the Enlightenment, enlightened despotism, and France on the eve of the Revolution.