For most of human history Europe was only one among a number of cultures. But in the past 500 years it came to dominate much of the world, leaving behind great changes even when the empires ended, as is obvious from the case of Botswana. This course will examine both the rise of European power and the changes within Europe itself, focussing on large scale issues rather than detail. To understand the impact of colonialism it is essential to understand how it came about.
Assessment will be based on CA and Special Topic (secondary research) essay, with no final exam.
Tues, Thurs, 10-11, 252/215
Contact: Dr Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org