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History 410

Cultural and Intellectual Histories of Modern Europe
David B. Dennis
Spring 2012

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will survey writing on the Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern Europe.  By studying one important work for each major period, from the Enlightenment through the Second World War, participants will gain familiarity with the major issues of modern European history.  Moreover, students will be introduced to methods of associating modern culture and politics. COURSE MEETINGS  Thursdays, 4:15-6:30 pm BOOKS The following books are required. They are all available at the Library [Course Reserves], the University Bookstore, Beck's Bookstore, as well as online sources.



1.
Mozart and the Enlightenment : truth, virtue,... by Nicholas Till
by Nicholas Till;
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 1995.

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2.
Politics, culture, and class in the French Revolution by Lynn Avery Hunt
by Lynn Avery Hunt
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, 2004.

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3.
All that is solid melts into air : the experience... by Marshall Berman
by Marshall Berman
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking Penguin, 1988.

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4.
The nationalization of the masses : political... by George L Mosse
by George L Mosse
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: New York : H. Fertig, 2001.

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5.
Toward the final solution : a history of European... by George Lachmann Mosse
by George Lachmann Mosse
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: New York : Howard Fertig, 1997.

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6.
The culture of time and space 1880 - 1918 by Stephen Kern
by Stephen Kern
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 2001.

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7.
Rites of spring : the Great War and the birth... by Modris Eksteins
by Modris Eksteins
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1990, ©1989.

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8.
Weimar culture: the outsider as insider by Peter Gay
by Peter Gay
  Book : Biography
Language: English
Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton, 2001.

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9.
The cult of art in Nazi Germany by Eric Michaud
by Eric Michaud; Janet Lloyd
  Book
Language: English
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.

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PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS This course will consist of weekly discussions. After introductions to each section of the course, I will ask two or three of you to present sources for discussion. Performance on these introductions will constitute part of your class participation grade.
Those not introducing materials are still responsible for participating. You are always expected to contribute to discussion, in response to the initial statements. General involvement in class discussions will also determine your class participation grade. TERM PROJECTS Participants will be required to write two Reviews (7-10 pp.) of books covered in course discussions. In addition, students will select one major period or theme addressed in the course and further explore the relevant historiography.  The result should be a Review Essay (15-20pp.) assessing at least three complementary works on the topic (the course reading plus two further books). Please see the online guidelines for reviews and review essays.

Here is an article on the Art of Reviewing.

COURSE SCHEDULE 

410-Schedule-Spring-2012

OFFICE HOURS
Crown Center 523
Tuesdays, 12-12:45
Thursdays, 2:30-4
My email address is dennis@luc.edu.