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HIST 2239 – European Nationalism in the Age of the Nation-State

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course examines the history of nationalism in Europe between 1780 and 1990. Two separate but related themes will be pursued: how the nation-state emerged as the dominant form of geo-political organization in Europe, and how nationalism confronted and was adapted to circumstances and rival ideologies. Topics may include popular sovereignty and nationalism in revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe liberal nationalism; the Vienna settlement and the revolutions of 1848; the unification of Italy and Germany; the decay of Europe's multi-national empires; racism, anti-Semitism, and national identity; nationalism and totalitarianism; communism and the "nationality question"; internationalism since 1945.