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Early Modern History (MA)

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  • Objectives
    This degree offers you a unique opportunity to compare early modern European societies in the period from the Renaissance and Reformation to the Enlightenment, with special reference to Britain, France and Italy. One of the most exciting features of this degree is that it explores developments in both Britain and continental Europe in comparative perspective, and questions the distinctive nature of national histories. Among the themes to be examined are: the impact of religious conflict; economic and social developments; urbanisation; and the growth of state power. The degree will appeal to all students of early modern history; there is no special language requirement, but you will be expected to read widely in both secondary works and translated primary sources.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good degree and references.
  • Academic Title
    Early Modern History (MA)
  • Course description
    Core course: Themes in Early Modern European History.

    Options include:

    -Early Modern London, Society and Culture
    -Death, Disease and the Early Modern City
    -The Decline of Magic – Magical Ideas in English Society, 1650–1750
    -The French Nobility, 1560–1770
    -Opposition and Dissent in Early Modern France
    -Plots, Conspiracy Theory and Political Culture in Early Modern Britain and France
    -Popular Politics in Early Modern Italy
    -Power and Authority in Britain, 1603–1689
    -Power and Communication in Europe from the Reformation to the Enlightenment
    -Renaissance Florence – Society, Religion and Culture.


    All courses are taught in two-hour seminars.

    Coursework essays and a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

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