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Intros211mmw5 - Declaration of the Rights of Man and...

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1 MMW 5 Cassedy OUTLINE Introduction to the course The Period 1750-1917, era dominated by Europe and the West. The Theme History of events and ideas that have helped shape the modern world Old Regime Social, political, economic factors. The Enlightenment Importance of observation, empiricism Supremacy of Reason (not divine grace), Reason as universal human faculty Natural (vs. divine) rights, esp. rights of individuals A contract of human (not divine) origin between governed and governing as the power that binds together members of a civil society 3 revolutions: American As expression of Enlightenment principles, esp. as embodied in Declaration of Independence . French As expression of Enlightenment principles, esp. as embodied in
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Unformatted text preview: Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen . Industrial As expression of Enlightenment belief in power of reason and perfectibility of humanity 2 European nationalism Nationalism as an ir rational force Nationalism and the modern system of nation-states Progressive movements Women’s movement Som and Marxism European Colonialism and Imperialism Belgian Congo (today Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire) as example of non-European territory Inspiration for modern international human rights movement Darwinism, Ram/Racism, Anti-Semitism Music Zionism Religion and Progressive Politics...
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