HIST 002B. Early Modern Europe: Imperial Origins: Britain, Spain, and France, 1492-1791


This course will locate the history of European imperial expansion, from the voyage of Columbus in 1492 to the Haitian Revolution in 1791, in the political, cultural, religious and economic turmoil of early modern Europe. Centered around critical events in the entangled imperial trajectories of Britain, Spain, and France, we will explore the multiple ways that the histories of the Reformation, the Renaissance, the Wars of Religion, the Inquisition, and the Enlightenment drove the expansion of the European imperial project.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Spring 2021. Azfar.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history


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