HIST 436W (01) - Europe and the Modern World

Europe and the Modern World

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 15992
The course focuses on major encounters between Europe and its Global rivals from the Age of the Revolution to the rise of modern terrorism. While the topics covered will vary by instructor, all sections address the rise of Democracy, the birth of Capitalism, the apocalyptic destruction of the two World Wars, and the emergence of a diverse multi-cultural Europe in the years following World War II. Course meets the History major requirements for Group II.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): HIST 436, HIST 436H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Marion Dorsey

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 8:10am - 9:30am HORT 207
Final Exam 12/18/2023 12/18/2023 M 1:00pm - 3:00pm HORT 207


The following books are required, and you should get the paper copies of the first four books. The last book is the textbook. Get the edition specified, but any format (such as paper, ebook, etc.) is acceptable. You should plan to have the textbook by the first day of class and the others by the date on which we start reading them. We will read Walter’s book, then, Howell’s, then Barker’s, and finally, Brickhill’s. Jakob Walter’s The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier (edited and introduction by Marc Raeff). Penguin, 1991. ISBN: 978-0140165593 Georgina Howell’s Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008. 978-0374531355. Pat Barker’s Regeneration (Book 1 of the Regeneration Trilogy), Plume (1st ed. 2013) ISBN: 978-0142180594. (Please note that this is the first book of a trilogy by the same name. We are reading the first book, not the rest of it, and you can buy the first book by itself.) Paul Brickhill’s The Great Escape. Any inexpensive edition is acceptable. Spielvogel’s Western Civilization, vol II (Since 1500), 11th edition. Centgage. ISBN: 978035736299. (Please get this edition, but any format (paper, ebook, etc. is fine). Please write to me at marion.girard.dorsey@unh.edu if you have questions.