HIST 3385 – Religion, War, and Society in Europe, 1558-1714
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course takes a comparative approach to the study of the political and social development of France and Britain in the later Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. It considers how the development of the state and society were shaped by fierce religious conflicts and profound economic and cultural change. The course encompasses various key subjects in this period including the reign of Elizabeth I, the French Wars of Religion, the British Civil Wars, the Frondes, Oliver Cromwell and the English republican experiment, Louis XIV and the expansion of the French state, and the beginnings of a British constitutional monarchy in the Revolution of 1688-89.