HIS 102 Notes - Introduction Europe in 1648 Texts for the...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction Europe in 1648 Texts for the course 0. Lynn Hunt et. al., The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Volume II , Second Edition 1. Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 2. Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto 3. Wiesel, Night 4. Drakulic, Café Europa 5. Various shorter readings available on reserve at the circulation desk in the main library Grading System 0. Participation and Quizzes 30% 1. Exam I 35% 2. Final Exam 35% Attendance and Participation 3. Students are expected to attend all lectures, to take notes, and to participate fully. Failure to do so will adversely affect your grade. Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty 4. Fail an assignment, fail the course, or even endanger your place at the University of Mississippi Important Dates 5. May 27 – Classes Begin 6. June 6 – Exam I 7. June 9 - Last Day to Withdraw 8. June 20 - Classes End - Final Exam Expectations 9. What should you be learning? - analysis and interpretation, not just facts 10. What should you be doing? - read actively, take notes, participate 11. A note on names and dates – when do they matter? Understanding People of Another Time and Place 6. “Man makes his own history, but he does not make it within the circumstances of his own choosing.” Karl Marx 7. understand people in their historical context 8. What historical factors influence decisions??? Execution of Charles I in 1649 Greek male lovers 0. Erastes and Eremenos 1. Most ancient Greeks openly bisexual and polyamorous 2. Expectations of Greek male citizens Greek male lovers continued 12. These relationships viewed as a duty to the state - mentoring and establishing hierarchy 0. "Sex has no history. It is a natural fact, grounded in the functioning of the body, and, as such, lies outside of history and culture. Sexuality, by contrast, does not properly refer to some aspect or attribute of bodies. Unlike sex, sexuality is a cultural production: it represents the appropriation of the human body and of its physiological capacities by an ideological discourse. Sexuality is not a somatic fact; it is a cultural effect. Sexuality, then, does have a history...” David Halperin Understanding People of Another Time and Place Cont. 13. Thus, look throughout the course for situations, ideas, and events that change the context of European people’s lives, and how those changing circumstances altered the range of possibilities they saw in their present and future. Some themes? What are some major themes of the modern era? Why start at 1648? 14. Must divide the course somewhere 15. Where does modernity begin? 16. 1648 - The Treaty of Westphalia; English Civil War Demographics of Europe in 1648 9. @75 million people 10. = to eastern 1/3 of the continental USA 11. Political geography: 0. divided among political dynasties 1. cut across ethnic, linguistic and cultural boundaries Kingdoms in 1648 Economy 17. primarily agricultural - subsistence living 18. Mostly peasants 19. A few cities growing since 19....
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2010 for the course HIS 102 taught by Professor Archer during the Fall '10 term at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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HIS 102 Notes - Introduction Europe in 1648 Texts for the...

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