European History 1500-1800

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

To provide students with knowledge about and insight in the most
important aspects of early modern European History. Acquaint students
with different types of source material.

Inhoud vak

When does the early modern period start? This intriguing question is
still debated. Fact is that around the year 1500 a number of
developments set in that further shaped, but also changed Europe
fundamentally. What to think of the Reformation, which tore apart the
‘unity’ in the Church and divided Europe deeply. This was also the era
of Europe’s serious overseas expansion, with dramatic consequences for
the economies of Europe and people all over the globe. European’s
curiosity was not confined to discovering the globe, as scientists
fundamentally challenged ideas and notions about the nature of the
cosmos and its functioning. New ideas were also applied to the notions
of man and governance during the period of Enlightenment, and they posed
a threat to the Ancien Regime with its absolutist tendencies, ultimately
leading to democratic revolutions in a number of states. All these
themes are highlighted during this course.


A weekly lecture and a weekly seminar.


Assignments (25%) and a written exam (75%).


Obligatory for BA1 Geschiedenis/History students. Recommended for
with a serious interest in early modern European History.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GABAGES122
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. E. Hagen
Examinator dr. E. Hagen
Docenten dr. E. Hagen
dr. H.M.E.P. Kuijpers

Praktische informatie

Voor dit vak moet je zelf intekenen.

Voor dit vak kun je last-minute intekenen.

Werkvormen Hoorcollege, Werkcollege*

*Voor deze werkvorm kun je geen groep kiezen, je wordt hiervoor ingedeeld.


Dit vak is ook toegankelijk als: