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HTY122 Europe Since 1815: Home

About the Guide

There are several levels of instruction in history:

1. The subject matter – facts, people, places, events, dates;

2. Interpretation;

3. Research and analytical skills students must learn to find information and create their interpretations.

This guide is created to instruct students taking HTY301 Falsifications in History those research and analytical skills needed to find, evaluate and use information effectivelly.

General Information about the course

This course is designed to give basic knowledge about the political, economic and cultural development of Europe since the beginning of the Modern Time to the present. European History survey course encourages students to think on a big scale about the processes by which the world of today developed. The textbook covers the most recent scholarship on: - the “Concert of Europe”, established by the Congress of Vienna, - the era of the restoration during which efforts were made to preserve the status quo against sporadic outbursts that culminated in the Revolutions of 1848. The emergence of the new classes and the profound economic and cultural change that were set on motion by the Industrial Revolution is another main topic. The course elaborates on the Age of Nationalism, followed by the outburst of the World War One. The last part covers the Age of Anxiety (the interwar dictatorships in Europe and the USSR); World War Two and its impact on the world; the recovery of Europe and the era of the Cold War. Comparison of the divergent and various histories of Europe is the corner stone of this course. What I expect students to learn during the Modern European History survey course is to explore the ideas and innovations that gave the continent-leading role in the industrial and social revolutions, which shaped the modern world.

Goals and objectives

This class Europe since 1815 introduces a variety of topics, to make the students aware and learn about the most influential trends in European history. The course is designed to help save students from the dangers of too narrow a focus on both historical and contemporary events in European history. Knowledge of historical context provides a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of the modern world and Europe’s watershed role in it. The course also guides students towards thinking about crucial topics, for example establishment of Totalitarian Regimes and the Fall of Communist rule in Europe.


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