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AHIS 12A00 - The 19th Century in Europe and Asia: Revolution, Empires and Nations

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 72

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

None

Course Description

This lecture will analyze the rise of the nation-state in Europe and Asia in the nineteenth century and consider the interactions between the two continents in that era. Four concepts will guide our analysis over the course of the semester: empire, revolution, nation, and modernity. The students are expected to attend the lecture plus a seminar each week in order to study the essential primary sources and readings about those concepts, and improve their methodological skills.

Teachers

BOISSARIE, Delphine (PhD. Lecturer)

Course validation

Continuous assessment : 2/3 of the final grade Final exam (3 hours) : 1/3 of the final grade

Required reading

Agulhon, Maurice. The French Republic, 1879 – 1992 (NYC: Wiley-Blackwell, 1995)

Additional required reading

  • Bayly, Christopher. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780 – 1914 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004)
  • Blanning, T.C.W. The Nineteenth Century, Short Oxford History of Europe, 2000
  • Burbank, Jane and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010)
  • Fairbank, John and Merle Goodman. China: A New History, 2nd ed. (Boston: Harvard University Press, 2006)

Senior lecturers

  • BONAVENTURE, Florent (Director - Le Havre campus)
  • DE LA ROSA LORENTE, Miquel (PhD. Teaching fellow)
  • PRIYADARSHINI, Meha (PhD. Teaching Fellow)