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Open Courseware and Resources- History: study of the past, focused on human activity and leading up to the present day.
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emergence of modern France, social economic and political transformation of France, impact of France's revolutionary heritage of industrialization and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars, political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society: video transcripts
variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century, how (historians conceive of their object of study, use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic), advantages and drawbacks of various approaches: readings
Debate on German Peculiarities, Previous History, Road to National Unification, Second Empire until 1914, First World War, 1914-1918, Weimar Republic, Third Reich, Aftermath Of the War
academic, scholarly, and critical articles on British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and biographers of the twentieth century, nineteenth century, and eighteenth century; and on American poets, novelists, playwrights, and essayists of the twentieth century and nineteenth century, open access and free
basic understanding of the political, economic and intellectual development of Europe (mainly Western Europe) between 1400 and 1800, medieval church split irrevocably into Catholic and Protestant camps, European mariners, debates about the form of government and the role of religion in life
collections of public domain & copy-permitted historical texts for educational use: ancient, Medieval, modern, African, East Asian, Indian, Islamic, Jewish, women's, global, science, Byzantium, Medieval (Web, NYC, Music, Saints' Lives, Ancient Law, Medieval Law), Film (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Saints)
Cambodia since April 1975 (Democratic Kampuchea, People’s Republic of Kampuchea, Cambodia, UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Royal Govt of Cambodia, Subessays), Contemporary Society (Emerging from Democratic Kampuchea, Economics, Health, Landlessness, Natural Resources, Subessays), Resources, Biographies, Bibliography, Keywords, Course Review Questions
surveys development of various Western (European) civilizations from antiquity through the late Middle Ages (3000 BCE - 1500 CE): Documentary Evidence, or What Has Survived (and What Does It Mean?), Physical Evidence and History, History and Society, History and Religion (Before Christ), History and Religion (After Christ)
development of nonviolence since the Civil Rights movement, Nonviolent theory and practice seen in recent insurrectionary movements (freedom struggles) social justice struggles nonviolent intervention across borders and protection of the environment in the emerging world of global corporatism.
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