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The Age of Revolution: Europe from the Reign of Terror to the First World War - MHIX221

Following on from HST150, this unit charts Europe's path from 1789 through to the early years of the twentieth century. It traces the emergence of the key economic, political, intellectual and social forms that characterise Western modernity, providing ideal background for teaching the Year 9 component of the National Curriculum, The Making of the Modern World. Topics explored in this unit include enlightenment rationality, left-right politics, bourgeois society, industrial capitalism, class formation, liberalism, socialism, feminism, nationalism and secular science. The unit ends on the eve of WWI when new ideas such as psychology, relativity and nihilism threatened to undermine all that had been consolidated in the preceding century. Students wishing to follow this journey further can do so in HST310.

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When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kate Fullagar



NCCW(s): HSTX290, MHIS221, HIST201, HIST247
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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