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(HIST 202) This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.

This course was recorded in Fall 2008.

European Civilization, 1648-1945 - Audio Yale University

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    • 3.9, 86 Ratings

(HIST 202) This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.

This course was recorded in Fall 2008.

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3.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Jim La Marca ,

Another example of liberal bias

Professor Merriman is highly knowledgeable about his subject. Unfortunately, in his last lecture he injected an obvious anti-American bias, outrageously stating that Bush and Cheney were responsible for putting America on a list of nations that use torture and that they should be brought before an international tribunal. Remark was entirely gratuitous because it was well outside the scope of the course, Europe 1648-1945. The idea that an American president be subjected to such a tribunal is beyond ridiculous when all he was doing was trying to protect the American people, quite successfully might add.

He went on to quote a French friend who stated that "the magic is over" for the U .S. and that Europe no longer looks up to us. This view from a Europe that in the 20th century gave us fascism, communism, socialism, the holocaust, two world wars costing
50 million lives and unspeakable destruction.

This kind of anti-American indoctrination of young people is disgusting and unconscionable. Shame on him.

Kyles ipad12345678901 ,

Horrible

Just horrible. Maximilien Robespierre was the entire reason for the revolution all because the king and queen humiliated him as a child by not listening to his stupid poem. Horrible revisionist history. Forget this nonsense.

Waitress212 ,

Fabulous!

Made a history lover out of me and that's no easy task. Thank you Professor Merriman! Honored to be "attend" lectures all the way from Indiana!!

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