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Course Descriptions: Fall 2013 - HTY 405: Early Modern Europe

Instructor:  Staff

Time:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Description:  A survey of the cultural, religious, social, economic and political history of Europe from 1300 to the end of the period of religious wars.  Emphasis on the cultural rebirth following upon the recovery of the art, literature and philosophy of cultural antiquity; on the Reformation and Counter-Reformation as marking the end of the “closed,” relatively homogenous world of Medieval Christendom and an entrance into a more open universe of spiritual and intellectual possibilities; and on the economic, social and technological transformations that made possible and were in turn accelerated by the expansion of European societies into Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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