Feb 19, 2019  
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HIS 2219 - 19th-Century Europe: Age of Anxiety

Credits: 4
This is a survey of nineteenth-century European history, a period sometimes characterized as the age of “isms” for the numerous movements and ideologies it spawned.  As the Enlightenment and revolutionary era gave way to Romanticism, liberalism, and nationalism, the Industrial Revolution, with its breakthroughs in technology and accompanying social dislocation, helped pave the way for Victorianism, socialism, feminism, and the “new nationalism” often characterized by xenophobia and anti-Semitism.  Rapid social, political, cultural, and scientific change was so characteristic of the century that this so-called “Age of Progress” was also, in many respects, one of great anxiety.  Evaluating how nineteenth-century Europeans adapted to their changing world will be the main focus of this course.
McDaniel Plan: International Western; Social, Cultural, and Historical Understanding



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