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Ideas and Society in Early Modern Europe HIST 336 (4)

An examination of intellectual developments of early modern Europe (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) in their broader social, cultural, political or economic contexts. The course will focus on a particular subject e.g. Northern humanism, debates about the nature and social role of women (the querelle de femmes), the Enlightenment. Students will read excerpts from important contemporary sources. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 223 or 224.