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Europe, 1930 - present History 23303 01/33303 01 Spring, 2005 M/W 1:30-2:50 Prof. Leora Auslander Office: Social Sciences 222 Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-4:45 Email: [email protected] TA: Venus Bivar Office Hours: TBA Email: [email protected] This course will provide an introduction to European History since World War I. Topics covered will include: the causes, experiences, and effects of the First and Second World Wars, the wars of decolonization, the Cold War and conflict in the former Yugoslavia; transformations in society and economy, including the Depression, the making of the welfare state, changes in gender relations, and the consequences of post-colonial immigration; political contestation, particularly conflict between Left and Right in the 1930s, protests of workers, students and women in the 1960s and 1970s, and anti-globalization mobilization at the end of the 20 th century; debates over the place of religion; issues of national sovereignty raised by the European Union and “Americanization.” Materials used will include political treatises, fiction, images, and film. Texts: Books are available for purchase at the Seminary Co-op bookstore and on reserve in Regenstein Library. Most will be read in their entirety and it is highly recommended that you purchase them. Articles are available on reserve in Regenstein Library and may also be posted to the course’s chalk site. Émilie Carles, A Life of Her Own trans. Avriel H. Goldberger, Penguin, 1991 [1977] Norman M. Naimark, Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe (Cambridge: Harvard, 2001) Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 (New York: Vintage, 1996) Georges Perec, Things/A Man Asleep trans. David Bellos (Boston: David Godine, 2003). Robert Paxton, Europe in the Twentieth Century (New York: Wadsworth, 2004) There’s a 4 th and a 5 th edition. Either will do Marc Bloch, The Strange Defeat (New York: Norton, 1999) 1
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Kristin Ross, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (Cambridge: MIT, 1995) Detlev Peukert, Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life (New Haven: Yale, 1989) Timothy Garton Ash, The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague . (New York: Vintage, 1993) Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas (New York: Harvest, 1966) Requirements: Written work: Undergraduates: 1) Take-home mid-term : Questions will be posted on Friday, April 22. Papers due on Friday, April 29 at 4pm You will be offered a choice of three questions and asked to write a 5 page essay on one of them. No reading beyond the syllabus is expected.
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