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21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Spring 2005

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dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2005 2012-10-19T12:09:16Z 2012-10-19T12:09:16Z 2005-06
dc.identifier 21H.433-Spring2005
dc.identifier.other 21H.433
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-7d9044411ebfde45ea767f9881224ef2
dc.description.abstract Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Through the study of trials, art, literature, theater, music, politics, and culture more generally, we will consider evolution and revolution in these two and a half centuries. We will also attend to those who opposed change on both traditional and radical grounds. en
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject Age of Reason en
dc.subject philosophy en
dc.subject cultural history en
dc.subject intellectual history en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject Age of Reason en
dc.subject western tradition en
dc.subject Antiquity en
dc.subject Middle Ages en
dc.subject Renaissance en
dc.subject 1600 en
dc.subject 1850 en
dc.subject natural sciences en
dc.subject mathematics en
dc.subject social theorists en
dc.subject institutional reformers en
dc.subject political revolutionaries en
dc.subject change en
dc.subject themselves en
dc.subject society en
dc.subject trials en
dc.subject art en
dc.subject literature en
dc.subject theater en
dc.subject music en
dc.subject politics en
dc.subject culture en
dc.subject evolution en
dc.subject revolution. en
dc.subject.lcsh Learning and scholarship -- Europe -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Europe -- Intellectual life en
dc.title 21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Spring 2005 en
dc.title.alternative The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 540103 en
dc.subject.cip European History en 2012-10-19T12:09:16Z

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