HIST 4950

HIST 4950

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It is a truism that early modern society was a 'patriarchal' one in which men had authority -- but how did that authority operate and what were its limits? How did the exercise of power between men and women intersect with religious, literary, legal and political institutions? We will approach these questions chronologically, examining the impact of the Reformation, the English Revolution, the Enlightenment, the rise of middle class and polite culture. We will also explore them methodologically and generically, with an eye to how different kinds of evidence and sources can produce different kinds of conclusions. Historians' hypotheses will be tested by analysis of primary sources.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HEU)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 4950HIST 6905

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17542 HIST 4950   SEM 101

    • M McGraw Hall 365
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Weil, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person