Course Description


This course focuses on the political, cultural, social, and intellectual developments that shaped the European continent’s “long” nineteenth century. Beginning with the dawn of modern politics in the salons and streets of revolutionary Paris and concluding with cultural crises that prefigured War in the summer of 1914, this course examines in detail how European political and cultural forms came to dominate the globe during the nineteenth century while setting the stage for European decline in the first decades of the twentieth. Accompanying the standard devices of textbook and lecture, we will examine the European past through the application of documentary sources, literature, music, and the arts.

About this Web Site: Nineteenth-Century Europe is part of the network of sites comprising Scott Palmer’s On-line Knowledge Emporium™ (SPOKE™). It is the central hub and on-line repository for browsing materials, media resources, instructional policies, the class blog, and other virtual information specifically related to the meat-world course of the same name. If you are among the lucky masses currently enrolled in “Nineteenth-Century Europe,” this site contains all of the course-related information you will require during the semester. Please be sure to check-in regularly during the semester as the contents of this site will be updated on a frequent basis.