Module code: HST4221
Teaching Staff: Liesbeth Corens
Semester: SEM 2
Module Convenor: Dr Liesbeth Corens
Understanding the early modern period (c.1500-1800) is crucial to understanding the formation of the modern world. In the course of three centuries, Protestant and Catholic Reformations reshaped the religious landscape in Europe, Asia and the Americas; new scientific theories led to the foundation of modern disciplines; rulers centralised their power through bureaucracy and warfare; overseas exploration forged global trade empires; and revolutions rocked the world order. This module examines changes and continuities in European cultural, social, religious, political and economic life. It accesses the histories of famous and ordinary people, and introduces students to the approaches and conceptual frameworks needed to understand early modern history.
Assessment: Source Analysis 35%, Essay 65%