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Schedule of Class Meetings and Discussions

January 7: Introductions, Course Description, Discussion: How do we define the

“West” and its history?

The Old Order and the Rise of a New Europe

January 9: Syllabus Quiz

Models of Government in 17th Century Europe

MotW 621-649

Cardinal Richelieu, Political Testament

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan Chapters 13 and 14

January 14: Map Quiz (study map on MotW p. 1197)

Challenges to Absolutist Models

MotW 665-702

The English Bill of Rights

January 16: The Promise of Enlightenment, 1740-1789

MotW 707-729

Votaire, Patrie

Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations


The Coffee Houses

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality, No. 2

January 21: No Class, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 23: State Power and the Rebellions Against It

MotW 729-743

Frederick II, Political Testament

Luise Gottsched, Description of the Empress Maria Theresa

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Short

Thomas Paine, Common Sense excerpt

January 28: The Cataclysm of Revolution, 1789-1800

MotW 747-763

Marie Antoinette, Letter to Her Mother

Abbé Sieyès What is the Third Estate?

National Assembly, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

Conclusion to Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man

Begin Reading Frankenstein

January 30: The Terror and the Evolving Revolution

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