History 5: European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present

Course Description

This course is an introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central questions that it addresses are how and why Europe--a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its own right. Put differently how did "western" become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of "modern".

History 5: European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

Visit the official course website for more study materials: http://history.berkeley.edu/content/hessehistory5

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1 Lecture 1: Perspectives on Europe: Histories, Cultures, Identities Play Video
2 Lecture 2: The Renaissance in Western and World History Play Video
3 Lecture 3: The State as a Work of Art Play Video
4 Lecture 4: New Worlds, New Peoples, New Goods Play Video
5 Lecture 5: Revolutions in Religion: 1517-1555 Play Video
6 Lecture 6: Cultural Diversity in Early Modern Europe Play Video
7 Lecture 7: Witchcraft and Religious War Play Video
8 Lecture 8: English Revolutions, Dutch Revolutions and Constitutionalism Play Video
9 Lecture 9: French and Other Absolutisms Play Video
10 Lecture 11: The Scientific Revolution in Europe and the World Play Video
11 Lecture 12: The Enlightenment: Daring to Know and its Difficulties Play Video
12 Lecture 13: The French Revolution (1789-1792) Play Video
13 Lecture 16: The Industrial Revolution: The origins of a new civilization Play Video
14 Lecture 17: Ideologies of Class, Gender, and History Play Video
15 Lecture 18: Revolution and Reform, 1815-1851 Play Video
16 Lecture 19: Science, Medicine and Religion Play Video
17 Lecture 20: Making and Reforming Nation States Play Video
18 Lecture 21: Politics, Culture, and Society at the End of the 19th Century Play Video
19 Lecture 22: European Imperialism at its Zenith Play Video
20 Lecture 23: The Great War: Its Causes, Course, and Consequences Play Video
21 Lecture 24: The Russian Revolution Play Video
22 Lecture 25: The Failure of Politics Between the Wars Play Video
23 Lecture 26: World War Two: Holocaust and Rebuilding Play Video
24 Lecture 27: Remaking Europe East and West: Communism and Social Democracy Play Video


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