HIS303: ABSOLUTISM AND REVOLUTION, 1660-1800

Beginning with the reign of Louis XIV, students examine 18th-century European society.

Beginning with the reign of Louis XIV, students examine 18th-century European society. We explore how the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment challenged the ideas of the Old Regime and created new perceptions of humanity, society and government. The course concludes with an analysis of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon. Open to lowers and uppers. Offered: winter term.