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HIST2204 (Early Modern Europe, 1350-1650)
Early Modern Europe, 1350-1650 (2021)
  • Jason Dyck
This course follows some of the major social, political, and cultural developments in continental Europe between 1350 and 1650. It covers the Renaissance, the Reformation, the emergence of the nation-state, the Scientific Revolution, the printing press, the rise of capitalism, and the making of the Atlantic world. Instead of seeing the early modern period as a major break with the medieval past, this course emphasizes continuities as much as it highlights important changes. And rather than focusing only on the deeds of kings, queens, nobles, bishops, popes, and intellectuals, weekly topics include material on the daily lives and struggles of peasants, slaves, tradespeople, and minorities. Overall, this course seeks to understand how Europe – somewhat of a backwater on the global stage during the Middle Ages – emerged from the crises of the fourteenth century to become a powerful force in world history.
  • Europe,
  • early modern,
  • Renaissance,
  • Reformation,
  • late medieval
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Jason Dyck. "HIST2204 (Early Modern Europe, 1350-1650)" Early Modern Europe, 1350-1650 (2021)
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