HIST 215, Winter 2012
THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE
Professor Elizabeth Elbourne
McConnell Engineering Building, room 204
MY CONTACT DETAILS
Office: Ferrier Building, room 492
Office hours: Monday 2:30-3:20; Wednesday 9:30-10:45
Professor Nicholas Dew
European History from Late Antiquity to the
Early Modern period (c. 400 - c. 1700)
HIST 215: Modern European History
- Winter term most years
HIST 205: Ancient Mediterranean
October 9th, 2012
No conference this week, two lectures.
Next week its the quiz.
Were going to be given excerpts from the material and well have to identify them and
comment on their historical significance.
Today its citizens and subjects: the Middle Age
October 16th, 2012
Quiz on Thursday: 20%. The same quiz has been up for a few days. The readings are
only the ones who match up with the conference. Itll be in this room at 230.
Identify and comment on the significance of THREE of the following 8-10 passa
October 2nd, 2012
First quiz: October 18th. The rooms and whatnot will be given later on. Seems a bit of a
What were doing today is setting us up for Thursday. The conferences are the heart of
the course because you really get to enga
October 11th, 2012
The quiz: focuses on conference material. The non conference readings will be used for
Columbus discovery of American was Medieval achievement.
The expecations of what laid across the ocean are complex, because theyr
September 6th, 2012
What is Europe? How can we define Europe? Whats the political map of Europe? Is
Iceland part of Europe? Its not part of the EU, but is it part of European culture? We can
say yes, but its far away. Is the UK part of Europe? It is, poli
September 11th, 2012
Watch week by week to see whether or not we have conferences every week. Usually
yes, but check anyway.
Todays lecture is about the roots of Renaissance and Reformation.
What does it mean to have a Renaissance? Whats the idea of Refor
September 13th, 2012
Late Antique, sub-Roman, or Early medieval?
Were just going to take back up the idea/concept of heresy, as this connects to the Ger mans, which were going to cover today.
One of the important things to remember about the Germanic trib
September 18th, 2012
Last time we had interesting conversations about Kingship etc.
The barbarians became kings by the grace of God, and they were proud to say it.
What is the Carolingian Empire? Is it a Renaissance or is it a Reformat
September 25th, 2012
The front of the powerpoint is an image of a sculpture at Perrecy-les-Forges, which is
Cluniac priory. At the time it was the largest church in Western Europe. The Abbot of
Cluny is a very important person on a political scale, the go
November 20th, 2012
The exam will be given out next Tuesday.
The Deadline is Friday 14th December, at 430pm.
Email to TA and hardcopies
Choice of essay questions on whole course
The questions, some of them, will be long ranged thematic question
November 6th, 2012
The theme this week is the Reformation.
St Francis-can be considered to be a bit of a hippie.
The period of the High Middle Ages-there is high tension between the papacy and the state.
Weve talked about the Investiture Crisis, then Inno
Professor Nicholas Dew
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Surveying European History c. 500 - c.
Thinking Critically about European
Research and Writing Skills
Relics, Pilgrimage, Crusade
Relics and the cult of saints
(The Papacy (recap)
Five accounts of Urban II's speech at the
Council of Clermont, 27 November 1095
October 30th, 2012
Today is the Renaissance.
We dont need to read the Coursepack in the order it came in. What well do in the lec ture is a smaller and less effective version of the Black.
Today is two parts with a really brief introductory section.
October 23rd, 2012
For the rest of the course, we have a lecture and a conference. This weeks conference
is New World, which builds up some of Faiths last lecture and some of the stuff today.
Then its Renaissance humanism, the Reformation, the modern stat