European Civilization, 1648-1945 with John Merriman

Open Yale Courses

John Merriman, Yale University | Aug 3, 2021

European Civilization, 1648-1945 offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years’ War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.

Tags: Europe Lecture, Podcast, & Documentary Syllabus 1600-1800 1900-1945


Please read our commenting and letters policy before submitting.