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AHIS 12A00 - 19th Century in Europe and Asia: Revolutions, Empires and Nations (the)

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



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.


SCHEMPER, Lukas (PhD. Teaching fellow)

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

  • LEUNG, Joshua H. (PhD student)
  • SCHEMPER, Lukas (PhD. Teaching fellow)
  • SHABLOVSKAIA, Alisa (PhD student)