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AHIS 1210A - History of International Relations with special focus on central (Habsburg) Europe

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Maîtrise de la langue anglaise.

Course Description

The aim of this course/seminar is to cover the most important events and aspects of European international relations (wars, treaties, political strategies) and the transformations that they triggered. Since the 18th century, the Habsburg dynasty was progressively pushed out of Western Europe to remain in its central and south eastern European possessions till 1918. We will study, among other features, the dynasty's strategies and role in the international system of Europe, the reasons of their decline and fall, and the remaining influence of their political culture following their dethronement.


BECSI, Zoltan J. (Diplomate)

Required reading

  • Osiander (Andreas), Sovereignty, International Relationsand the Westphalian Myth, International Organisations 5, 2, Spring 2001, pp. 251-287
  • Bridge (F.R.) and Bullen (Roger), The Great Powers and the European States System 1815-1914, London, Longman, 1983
  • Ross (Graham), The Great Powers and the Decline of the European State System 1914-1945, London, Longman, 1989