European History 1: Renaissance and Revolution, 1450-1800


The aim of this module is to provide a compact synthesis of Europe’s Renaissance, Reformation and Revolution periods. The major themes comprise scientific breakthroughs and their social and economic consequences, the connections between the discovery of new lands and the recovery of ancient learning, Europe’s economic expansion, humanist culture, the reform and revolution in the Church and the reform and revolution of political states.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the main phases of European history 1450-1800.

  2. Assess the legacy of historical events in the early modern period.

  3. Analyse the dynamic stages of development of politics, society and culture

  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of factual accuracy and critical balance in the handling of historical material

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