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2017 Units of Study

HSTY1045 - Modern European History 1750-1914

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robert Aldrich


This unit covers the dramatic changes in European life that marked the transition from pre-modern to modern societies. We will see that these changes emancipated many Europeans from legal and physical burdens while creating many new ones of their own. The catastrophes of the twentieth century have their roots in the period we examine, a period that culminated in the First World War and the spectacular explosion of the ideals of material and moral progress that had animated bourgeois elites. In particular, we discuss the transformations that took place in the key areas of human activity: politics and ideology; family life; work and technology; religious belief; colonialism; social class.


1x1000wd short essay (20%), 1x2000wd long essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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