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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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HIST 236 - Germany, 1740-1918


1 unit(s)
This course covers the history of the German lands from 1740 to the end of World War I. Aside from providing a chronological political narrative, assigned readings focus in greater detail on a number of themes to illuminate the specific character of German history. Topics include: the demise of the universalist idea of the Holy Roman Empire; the German Enlightenment and the legacy of enlightened absolutism on state/society relations; the impact of the Napoleonic revolution; the failures of 1848; the Prussian-led unification; the legacy of Bismarck’s domestic policies on German political culture and social life; German imperialism and World War I. Maria Höhn.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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