Fall 2018 - HIST 224 D100

Europe from the French Revolution to the First World War (3)

Class Number: 5049

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Paul Garfinkel
    1 778 782-4431
    Office: AQ 6233



A survey of European history emphasizing the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Europe and first Industrial Revolution, liberalism and its opponents, agrarian conservatism, liberalism and conservatism, the Revolutions of 1848, the struggles for political unification, the second Industrial Revolution and the origins of the First World War. Breadth-Humanities.


This course offers a comprehensive survey of Europe’s “long nineteenth century” and the political, social, economic and cultural forces that shaped it. Themes will include the upheaval of revolution, the upsurge of nationalism, the emergence of liberalism and socialism, the development of industry, the rise of mass politics, the growth of imperialism, and the eventual descent into global conflict. To gain a clear understanding of this tumultuous period in European history, students will read and interpret a variety of primary sources. They will also be introduced to basic skills of historical research, primary-source analysis, critical reading and argumentative writing.


  • Tutorial participation/assignments 20%
  • Primary-source analyses 20%
  • Midterm exam 25%
  • Final exam 35%


There will be no tutorials during the first week of the semester (4 September).



John Merriman, A History of Modern Europe, 3rd ed. Volume II: From the French Revolution to the Present

Tutorial readings will be available online.

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