History 101:  Western Thought since 1600
Hasbrouck Lab 126 - MW 11:15-12:05

Absolutism  
  1. Absolutism
    1. The Theory of Absolutism
    2. The Practice of Absolutism
  2. Two Paths Toward Absolutism
    1. France
      1. Consolidation of Power
      2. Extending the “State”
      3. Symbols of Power
    2. England
      1. The English “Constitution”
      2. The English Revolution
      3. The Glorious Revolution

 

Terms:

 

  • Absolutism
  • Cardinal Richelieu
  • Intendants
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Glorious Revolution

 

The Scientific Revolution  
  1. Introduction
  2. Revolutions in Astronomy
    1. Ptolemy and Aristotle
    2. Copernicus
    3. Brahe, Kepler, and the Question of Orbit
    4. Galileo and Inertia
    5. Newton and Gravity

Terms:

 

  • Scientific Revolution
  • Nicholas Copernicus
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Universal Law of Gravitation

 

The Scientific Revolution and Society  

 

  1. Social Origins of the Scientific Revolution
  2. Bacon and Descartes
    1. Empiricism
    2. Cartesian Thought
  3. The Community of Scientists
  4. Making Science Accessible
  5. The Decline of Magic
  6. Science and Religion
  7. The Long Term implications

 

Terms:

 

Empiricism

René Descartes

New Scientific Method

Royal Society

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz

 

The Enlightenment  

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Emergence of the Enlightenment
  3. The Philosophes
    1. Bringing the Light of Knowledge
    2. Diderot’s Encyclopedia
    3. Voltaire
  4. Politics, Economics, and Social Reform
    1. Political Theory
    2. Economics and the Physiocrats
    3. Social Reform and Slavery

 

Terms:

 

  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophes
  • The Encyclopedia
  • Montesquieu
  • Physiocrats

 

The Enlightenment and Society

 
  1. Economics and Social Reform
    1. Economics and the Physiocrats
    2. Social Reform and Slavery
  2. The Woman Question
    1. The Philosophe’s View of Women
    2. Mary Wollstonecraft
  3. The Reading Public
    1. Pleasure Reading
    2. Education and the Schools
    3. The Power of Language
  4. The Fashion of Knowledge
    1. The Salon
  5. In Sum

 

Terms:

 

  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Print Revolution
  • Underground Press
  • Salons

 

The French Revolution

 

Terms:

 

  • The Three Estates
  • Estates General
  • National Assembly
  • Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen

 

The Napoleonic Wars

 

  1. The Revolutionary Wars
    1. Polish Partition as Diversion
    2. France invades the Netherlands
    3. Napoleon’s Victory at Campo Formio
  2. Napoleon’s Wars
    1. Invading the German Lands
    2. The German Response
    3. Napoleon’s Defeat

 

Terms:

 

  • The Directorate
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Campo Formio
  • Confederation of the Rhine
  • Wars of Liberation

 

 

Restoration and Reaction

 

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Congress of Vienna
    1. Metternich and the Major Powers
    2. Stability and Order for Europe
    3. Redrawing the Map of Europe
  3. Nationalism and Revolts against the Restoration
    1. Resistance to Restorations
    2. The Concert of Europe
    3. Tsar Alexander and the Decembrists
    4. The German Fraternities
  4. The Final Act of the Congress of Vienna

 

Terms:

 

  • Klemens von Metternich
  • Congress of Vienna
  • Concert of Europe
  • Decembrists
  • Carlsbad Decrees

 

European Romanticism

 
  1. What is Romanticism?
  2. Themes of Romaticism
    1. Emotions
    2. Nature
    3. Common Symbols
  3. Romantic Philosophy and Literature
    1. Romantic Thought
    2. German Literature
    3. English Romantics
    4. French Romantics
    5. Women and Romanticism
  4. The Wider Influence of Romanticism
    1. Folk and High Art
    2. Politics
    3. Nationalism

 

Terms:

  • Romanticism
  • English Gardens
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Madam Anne-Louis Staël
  • Brothers Grimm

 

Nation-Building  
  1. Nationalism
  2. Italian Unification
    1. Romantic Republicanism
    2. Cavour and the Liberation of Italy
    3. Garibaldi's Campaign
    4. Unified Italy
  3. German Unification
    1. 1848 and the Frankfurt Parliament
    2. The Wars of German Unification

 

Terms:

  • Young Italy
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Camillo Cavour
  • Frankfurt Parliament
  • Otto von Bismarck
  • Wars of German Unification

 

Socialism and Liberalism I

 
  1. Introduction
  2. The Worker
    1. Artisans
    2. Worker's Associations
    3. Common Symbols
  3. European Socialism
    1. Utopian Dreams
    2. Marx and Engels
  4. Liberalism
    1. Who were the Liberals
    2. Liberal Ideals
    3. Revolutionaries
    4. Compromise in Britain

 

Terms:

  • Worker's Associations
  • Utopian Socialists
  • Karl Marx
  • Liberalism
  • Great Reform Bill

 

Socialism and Liberalism II

 
  1. Introduction
  2. The New Proletariat
    1. Proletarianization
    2. Collective Action
  3. 1848 Revolutions
    1. France
    2. The German States
  4. The Workers as Political Actors
    1. A New Political Class
    2. Socialist Parties
    3. Radical Trade Unionism
    4. Syndicalism and Anarchists

 

Terms:

  • Chartist Movement
  • June Days
  • Social Democratic Party (SPD - Germany)
  • Socialist Revisionism
  • Syndicalism

 

Culture and Politics in the Belle Epoch

 
  1. Introduction
  2. Liesure Time
    1. Popular Entertainment
    2. Popular Sports
  3. Mass Politics
    1. Associations and Lobbying
    2. Defining the Nation
    3. Women's Suffrage

 

Terms:

  • English Week
  • Soccer
  • Professional Associations
  • Dreyfus Affair
  • Emmeline Pankhurst

 

Modern Thought and Science

 
  1. Introduction
  2. Medicine and Microbes
  3. Revolution in Physics
  4. Social Thought
  5. Darwin and Evolution
  6. Cultural Crisis and the Fin-de-Siecle

 

Terms:

  • Max Planck
  • Theory of Relativity
  • Darwinism
  • Fin-de-Siecle
  • Modernism

 

New Imperialism I

 
  1. New Imperialism
    1. Colonialism and Imperialism
    2. India as the "Jewel of the British Empire"
  2. The Scramble for Africa
    1. Early Colonie by Europeans
    2. King Leopold of Belgium and the Congo Free State
    3. Cecil Rhodes - From the Cape to Cairo
    4. France and the Germans
    5. Italy and the Portuguese

Terms:

  • Imperialism
  • The Scramble for Africa
  • Berlin Conference
  • Cecile Rhodes
  • Battle of Adowa

 

New Imperialism II

 
  1. Introduction
  2. Social Darwinism
  3. Technology of Subjugation
  4. Economic Implications
  5. Administering the Colonies
  6. Civilizing Mission

 

Terms:

  • Social Darwinism
  • Informal Imperialism
  • E.D. Morel
  • Mission civilisatrice

 

World War I

 
  1. Prelude to War
    1. Entangling Alliances
    2. The Moroccan Crises and the Balkan Wars
  2. The Outbreak of Hostilities
    1. War Plans
    2. Escallation of the Conflict
    3. The Short War Illusion
  3. The War Goes On
    1. The Western Front
    2. The Eastern Front
    3. Verdun
    4. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
  4. Russian Revolution
  5. Final Campaigns
  6. Armistice

 

Terms:

  • Moroccan Crises
  • Schlieffen Plan
  • Short War Illusion
  • Trench Warfare
  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

 

The Interwar Period

 
  1. Postwar Context
  2. The Quest for Normalcy
  3. Economic and Social Instability
    1. The Postwar Recovery
    2. Social Turmoil
    3. The Birth of the Welfare State
    4. Economic Collapse in Germany

 

Terms:

  • Treaty of Versialles
  • Suffrage
  • Kapp Putsch
  • Hyperinflation
  • Gustav Stresemann

 

Hitler and Mussolini

 
  1. Rise of Fascism in Italy
    1. Benito Mussolini
    2. Seizure of Power
    3. The Corporate State
  2. Rise of Hitler
    1. Hitler's Biography
    2. Popular Appeals
    3. Nazi Supporters
    4. Seizure of Power
    5. National Recovery

 

Terms:

  • Fascism
  • March on Rome
  • NSDAP
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Enabling Act
  • "Strength through Joy"

 

Second World War (Part I)

 
  1. Introduction
    1. Setting the Stage
    2. Winners and Losers
  2. New Tensions in the 1930s
    1. Aggressive Nationalism
    2. Hitler's First Moves

 

Terms:

  • Sudentenland
  • Nuremberg Laws
  • Anschluss (the Joining)

 

Second World War (Part II)

 
  1. The Outbreak of War
    1. The Invasion of Poland
    2. The Nordic Diversion
    3. Schlieffen II
    4. The Battle of Britain
    5. The Invasion of the USSR
    6. The American Entrance

 

Terms:

  • Blitzkrieg (Lightening War)
  • Battle of Britain
  • Vichy France
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Stalingrad

 

Wansee and the Holocaust

 
  1. Introduction
  2. Phase I: The War in the East
    1. The Einsatzgruppen
    2. From Einsatzgruppen to Organized Murder
    3. Wannsee and the Final Solution
  3. From Wannsee to Auschwitz
    1. Extermination Camps
    2. Special Treatment
    3. The Camp System of Central Europe
    4. Theresienstadt and Ravensbruck
    5. Death Marches and Liberation

 

Terms:

  • Einsatzgruppen
  • The Wannsee Meeting
  • Extermination Camps
  • Auschwitz
  • Theresianstadt

Post-1945 (Part I)

 
  1. Origins of the Cold War
  2. The Soviets in Central Europe
  3. Us Cold War Policies
    1. The Truman Doctrine
    2. The Marshall Plan
  4. Berlin as Focal Point
    1. The Berlin Blockade
    2. The Second Berlin Crisis

 

Terms:

  • Cold War
  • Truman Doctrine
  • Marshall Plan
  • Berlin Blockade
  • Berlin Wall

 

Post-1945 (Part II)

 
  1. Ostpolitik, Détente and the Brezhnev Doctrine
  2. Gorbachev and Reform
  3. The Velvet Revolution
  4. The West after the Cold War

 

Terms:

  • Ostpolitik
  • Brezhnev Doctrine
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Glasnost & Perestroika
  • 1989 Revolutions