Accueil > Nineteenth century Europe


Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 84

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course covers a range of topics focusing on politics, economy, society and culture of nineteenth century Europe. The starting point is the legacy of the end of the 18th Century and of the French Revolution. Chronological in approach, the course includes key events, changes and trends from 1800 to the beginning of the First World War. The main topics are: empires and nations; persistence of traditions; religion; industrialization and urbanization; liberalism, radicalism and socialism; art, literature, science; status and role of women; growth of popular culture; emergence of mass politics; international politics, colonialism and imperialism.


EL GAMMAL, Jean (Full professor)

Required reading

  • Alexander, R.S., Europe's Uncertain Path, London, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
  • Gildea, Robert, Barricades and Borders – Europe 1800-1914, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Berger, Stefan, A Companion to XIXth Century Europe, London, Blackwell, 2006
  • Blanning, T.C.V. ( ed.), The Nineteenth Century Europe 1789-1900, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000
  • Cook, Chris & Stevenson, John, The Routledge Companion to Modern European History since 1763, Abingdon, Routledge, 2005

Additional required reading

  • Evans, Richard J., The Pursuit of Power Europe 1815-1914, London, Penguin, 2016
  • Rapport, Michael, Nineteenth Century Europe, London, Palgrave, 2005
  • Sperber, Jonathan, Europe 1850-1914 – Progress, Participation and Apprehension, London, Pearson, 2009

Senior lecturers

  • CARUSO, Amerigo (postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padua)
  • SCHOEPFEL, Ann-Sophie (Balzan prize postdoc research fellow (Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz), Research group “Reconstructing Memory in the City – Transnational and Local (European) Sites of Memory”)
  • ZIMMERMANN, Eva (PhD student in history)