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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HS 3450 - War & Peace in Modern Europe

A review of the major conflicts and subsequent peace settlements in European history since the 17th century, focusing on the social and cultural effects of war as well as international relations and geopolitical realignments. The course analyzes the developing nature of modern warfare as well as the causes of conflict, the effects of war on society and culture, and efforts to impose and maintain peace. Topics include the Thirty Years War and the Peace of Westphalia, the Seven Years War and the Peace of Paris, the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Great War and the Paris Peace Conference, the Second World War and the ensuing Cold War. Smaller-scale conflicts may also be examined in an attempt at comparative analysis of the causes, course and consequences of conflict in modern western history.