I. Introduction to the Course.
A. The Major Periods and Themes of Nineteenth-century European History.
II. The French Revolution, Napoleonic Europe, and the Restoration Era, 1789-1830.
A. The French Revolution: Origins to 1792.
[Merriman, Chapter 12; The Cahiers de Doleance]
B. The French Revolution: From Terror to Dictatorship, 1792-1799.
[Merriman, Chapter 12; Reading: France During the Terror.]
C. From Napoleon Buonaparte to the Emperor Napoleon, 1769-1804.
[Merriman, Chapter 13]
D. Napoleonic France and the Grand Empire, 1804/1815.
E. Metternich's Settlement and International Relations, 1815-1848.
[Merriman, Chapter 15; Reading: Metternich, Secret Memorandum]
F. European Domestic Politics, 1815-1848.
[Merriman, Chapter 15]
G. The Revolutions of 1848.
[Merriman, Chapter 16]
III. Industrialization, Social Change, and Intellectual Ferment in Europe, 1815-1848.
A. England and the First Industrial Revolution, 1760s-1840s.
[Merriman, Chapter 14]
B. The Intellectual Impact of the Industrial Revolution: Socialism
[Merriman, Chapter 14: Utopian Socialism and Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto]
C. The Romantic Movement in Literature and the Arts, 1780s-1840s.
[Merriman, Chapter 15; Selected Readings from Romantic Writers; Slides: Classic and Romantic Art
D. Conservatism, Liberalism, and Nationalism.
[Merriman, Chapter 15; Mill, On Liberty]
IV. Europe in the Era of the Unification Movements, 1850-1871.
A. The Collapse of the European Balance of Power: The Crimean War.
[Merriman, Chapter 18]
B. The Unification Movements in Italy and Germany.
[Merriman, Chapter 17]
V. Europe at its Zenith, 1871-1914.
A. Demography, Urban Problems, and Social Trends, 1871-1914.
[Merriman, Chapters 19 & 20]
B. Political Life in Western and Eastern Europe, 1871-1914.
[Merriman, Chapters 18 & 20]
C. The Second Industrial Revolution & the Birth of a World Economy, 1871-1914.
[Merriman, Chapter 19]
D. Europe and the World: The New Imperialism, 1871-1914.
[Merriman, Chapter 21]
E. The Crisis in European Thought, 1871-1914.
[Merriman, Chapter 20; Readings: Friedrich Nietzsche; and Slides: The Birth of Modern Art]
VI. The Origins of World War I.
[Merriman, Chapter 22; Readings: The July Crisis of 1914]
VI. Conclusion: Europe in the Nineteenth Century and the Paris World's Fair of 1900.
Test 1: 15 February 2005 (French Revolution to the Revolutions of 1848).
Test 2: 29 March 2005 (Industrial Revolution to Unification Movements).
Final Exam: 11:00am, 05 May 2005. (Europe at its Zenith to World War I).
Internet Analysis: 01 February 2005
Book Review: 15 March 2005
Origins of World War I Essay: 26 April 2005
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