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COURSE SCHEDULE

Part I: Settling the “West”

14 January

Course Introductions

16 January

The practice of history

Pavlac, 1-16
http://www.historians.org/pubs/free/WhyStudyHistory.htm/

18 January

The Ancient World,

Pavlac, Ch. 2 & 3

Code of Hammurabi

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/ancient/hamframe.asp

Epic of Gilgamesh, “The Flood”

http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab11.htm

21 January

Greek Politics

Pavlac, 57-71

Thucydides, The Funeral Oration of Pericles

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.asp

23 January

Greek Culture

Pavlac, 71-79

Plato, The Apology of Socrates

http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology.html

25 January

Roman Republic

Pavlac, 81-90

The Twelve Tables

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/12tables.asp

Sallust, “Life in Rome in the Late Republic”

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/63sallust.asp

(Quiz 1 on Moodle)

28 January

Roman Empire

Pavlac, 90-103

Pliny the Elder, “The Grandeur of Rome”

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/pliny-natihist-rome.asp

30 January

Rise of Christianity

Pavlac, 105-114

Christian Beginnings

http://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/xtians.html

Part II: The Formation of “Western” Institutions

1 February

Byzantium, Or the Eastern Empire

Pavlac, 114-119
Nika Riot
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/procop-wars1.asp
Racing Factions
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/procop-factions.asp

4 February

West “versus” East

Pavlac, 119-122

Ibn Ishaq, Selections from the Life of Muhammad

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/muhammadi-sira.asp

6 February

Defining the “Middle Ages”

Pavlac, 127-138

The First European Empire

The Franks

8 February

Medieval Political and Social Systems

Pavlac, 139-177

Fiefs and Jurisdiction

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/feud-fief2.asp

Charter of Homage and Fealty

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/atton1.asp

11 February

Part III: Movement Toward the Modern “West”

The Plague

Pavlac, 177-180

Boccaccio, The Decameron, Introduction
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/source/boccacio2.asp

The Black Death and the Jews

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/1348-jewsblackdeath.asp

13 February

Renaissance—Intro

Pavlac, 185-198

Petrarch, Letters

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/petrarch1.asp

15 February

Renaissance Art

Giorgio Vasari, “Life of Leonardo da Vinci, 1550”

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/vasari1.asp
(Quiz 3 on Moodle)

18 February

Machiavelli, The Prince

Historical Source Discussion

Worksheet Due in Class; take quiz in class

20 February

Western Expansion

Pavlac, 211-220

Christopher Columbus, extracts from journal

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus1.asp

Hernan Cortes, Second Letter to the Emperor Charles V, 1520

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1520cortes.asp

22 February

Luther’s Reformation

Pavlac, 199-203

Martin Luther, Letter to the Archbishop of Mainz, 1517

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/lutherltr-indulgences.asp

Luther Against the Peasants

http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/peasants1525.html

25 February

Exam 1

27 February

Other Reformations—Counter Reformation, Henry VIII

Pavlac, 203-205

Letter of Thomas Cranmer

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/cramner-hen8.asp

Henry VIII, Act of Supremacy

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/ActSupremacy.html

Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/loyola-spirex.asp

1 March

Religious Violence after the Reformation

Pavlac, 205-210

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/magde.html

Content Quiz 4

4 March – Break

6 March – Break

8 March – Break

11 March

Part IV: The Age of Revolutions in the Modern Era

Scientific Revolution

Pavlac, 223-228

Nicolas Copernicus, The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies, 1543 excerpt

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1543copernicus2.asp

The Crime of Galileo: Indictment and Abjuration of 1633

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1630galileo.asp

13 March

The Enlightenment

Pavlac, 228-241

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, chapter 13

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/hobbes-lev13.asp
John Locke, Second Treatise on Government, excerpts

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Locke-2ndTreatise.html

Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, excerpts

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/rousseau-soccon.asp

15 March

Enlightened Despots

Frederick II, Political Testament

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Frederick the Great.html

18 March

Industrial Revolution

Pavlac, 263-273

Robert Owen, Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System

http://orion.it.luc.edu/%7Esjones1/owen.htm

20 March

French Revolution, The Founding of a Republic

Pavlac, 241-254
Readings from French Revolution and Human Rights

Worksheet due in class

22 March

More on the Founding of a Republic

Readingds from French Revolution and Human Rights
Quiz in Class

25 March

French Revolution, The Establishment of the Terror

Pavlac, 254-256; 260-262

Maximilien Robespierre, The Cult of the Supreme Being

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/robespierre-supreme.asp

Maximilien Robespierre, Justification of the Use of Terror

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/robespierre-terror.asp

27 March

Napoleon’s France & The Meaning of the Revolution

Pavlac, 256-260

The Napoleonic Code

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/code_nap.html

29 March

Part V: The Modern “Western” State

Modern Ideologies (Liberalism)

Pavlac, 273-288

Pamphlet on Laissez-faire
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1840laissezfaire.asp
Liberalism Evaluated
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1873jsmill.asp

Samuel Smiles, Self Help (chapter 1)

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/935/935-h/935-h.htm

1 April

Modern Ideologies, Part II (Nationalism)

Herder, Materials for the Philosophy of the History of Mankind

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1784herder-mankind.asp

Mazzini, On Nationality

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1852mazzini.asp

Herzl, On the Jewish State

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1896herzl.asp

Proclamation of the Irish Republic

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1916proc.jpg

Treitschke, The Greatness of War

http://historymuse.net/readings/TreitschkePOLITICS1900.htm

3 April

A New Kind of Imperial State

Olaudah Equiano, An Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Worksheet due in Class. Quiz in class.

5 April

1848 Revolutions
Documents of the 1848 Revolutions in France
http://history.hanover.edu/texts/fr1848.html
The National Song of Hungary, 1848

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1848hungary-natsong.asp

(Quiz 5 on Moodle)

8 April
Exam 2

10 April
No Class

12 April
No Class

15 April

Communist Manifesto

Historical Source Discussion

Worksheet due in class; take quiz in class

17 April

The Founding of New Nations

Pavlac, 310-315

Joseph Mazzini, On the Duties of Man, “Duties Towards Your Country”

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/mazzini/mazzini5.htm

Ernst Moritz Arndt, The German Fatherland, 1813

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/arndt-vaterland.html

Max Schneckenburger, The Watch on the Rhine, 1870

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1870wachtrhein.asp

24 April

Life in the Modern Era

Pavlac, 288-295
Baudelaire, “The Eyes of the Poor”

http://www.iub.edu/~paris10/ParisOSS/D3Haussmann/d2baudelairepoor.htm

26 April

Life in the Modern Era, Part II
“The Murder in Whitechapel”

http://www.historybuff.com/library/refIPN9888.html

29 April

The Drive to Expand the West—New Imperialism

Pavlac, 297-310

Rudyard Kipling, “White Man’s Burden”

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/kipling.asp

British Missionary Letters: Urging the Annexation of the South Sea Islands, 1883

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1883hebrides.asp

William Henry Furness III, Visit to a Head-hunter of Borneo, 1901
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1901borneo.asp

1 May

The Struggle to Control the West

Pavlac, 315-322

The Dual Alliance Between Austria-Hungary and German, 1879

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/dualalli.asp

The Three Emperors League, 1881

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/empleagu.asp

The Anglo-Russian Entente

http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/The_Anglo-Russian_Entente

The Young Turks, Proclamation for the Ottoman Empire, 1908

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1908youngturk.html

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