Reminder: The final exam will be held Saturday, May 18, at 8 AM, in Tobin
I have posted yesterday's handout of Shakespeare
excerpts to the web, in PDF format.
I have posted the playlist of music from today's
lecture and the text of the Credo, both in PDF
(Acrobat) format. The playlist has the disk catalogue numbers.
I have posted a list of who is writing on what
paper topic. I encourage you to get together to discuss your work
(just make sure that your actual writing is your own).
I have posted the map of rivers and trade
for Thursday's map quiz.
I have posted JPEG images of the two maps that were handed out in class
today for the map quiz on Tuesday (3/5). To remain within the bounds of
fair use I have password protected them. If you don't have the user ID
and password, e-mail or call me to get them.
List of classmates and paper topics
(if you're working on similar topics, you might want to get together to
discuss your research)
5/9: Final draft of paper due (term paper option: intermediate
5/18: FINAL EXAM, 8 AM, Tobin 204/or term
paper due, same place, same time
Where and when:
Tues. & Thurs., 1-2:15, NAH 311 (New
Africa House - map in new window)
5/7: Shakespeare excerpts (PDF)
4/9: Playlist for lecture on music (PDF)
4/9: Text of the Credo (PDF)
4/2: Handout on outlines
3/26: Map of Europe--rivers and trade (180K
2/28: Map of religious divisions, c.
1560 (250K JPEG - password protected)
2/28: Map of European states, 1530
(220K JPEG - password protected)
2/21: Lucas Cranach woodcut
2/14: Calendar for rest of semester (PDF)
2/7: Discussion questions for Erasmus, "Praise
of Folly" and "Letter to Martin Dorp" (PDF)
2/5: Excerpts from secondary sources
1/31: Excerpts from documents
1/31: Ten-page paper guidelines (PDF)
1/31: Term paper guidelines (PDF)
1/31: Paper grading standards (PDF)
1/29: Journal guidelines (PDF)
1/29: Student info sheet (PDF)--new students
should print and fill out
1/29: Syllabus (PDF)
Template for final paper (MS Word)
If a handout is not available
in electronic form, please see Prof. Ogilvie for a copy. Please note:
Some files on this website are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) form.
To use them, you need to have the free Acrobat Reader program installed
on your computer. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download
it from Adobe.
& Wed.: (413) 253-7593;
Thurs.-Mon.: (802) 388-9676 (before 10 PM, please)
Wed., 2:30-3:30, and by appointment
This course examines
the origins of modern Europe
in the religious, political, and cultural crucible of the Protestant and
Catholic Reformations. We will explore the intellectual, economic, and
political trends of late medieval Europe, then turn to the origins, course,
and effects of Luthers theological revolution and responses to it.
After considering the transformative effect of the Reformation on theology,
religious ritual, and belief, we will turn to political and cultural responses,
from religious war and absolutism, to skepticism, the new science, and
theories of toleration. At the end of the semester, you will understand
the complex ways in which the Protestant and Catholic Reformations shaped
modern Europe. Specific topics for readings, discussion, and lecture will
be chosen in the first week of class to best balance my judgment as to
what is important and your interest in the period and its consequences
for modern society, culture, and thought.
The course will balance lecture
and discussion. Some topics are best suited to reading and discussion;
others to lecture. You should come prepared to each class meeting, having
done the reading and reflected on it. To aid your preparation for discussions
and exams, you will need to keep a journal for the course.
Summary of requirements:
about 125 pages of reading each week (on average), map quizzes, journal
entries, midterm, final, ten-page paper. Optional term paper.
History 305 is being taught
by Prof. Brian Ogilvie. Contact him if you have any questions. The contact
info below is accurate for Fall 2001.
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