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HIST 29635 Imperial Europe

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Imperial Europe



This colloquium examines the inner workings of modern Europe's imperial societies, drawing on case studies of the empires that maintained overseas colonies as well as the continent’s overland powers (the Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires). It considers technologies of imperial rule as well as everyday life in imperial societies, asking what kinds of political cultures, communities, and identities empires have produced. The class will be run in a workshop format: we will devote Tuesday classes to discussing exemplary studies of imperial societies, and we will devote Thursday classes to discussing historiographical approaches and research techniques. Over the course of the quarter, students will be expected to design and carry out an original research project.

Instructor: Faith Hillis

Subject Headings and Keywords

  • Austria--History--1740-1789
  • Austria--History--1789-1900
  • Austria--History--1867-1918

  • Great Britain--Colonies--History--18th century
  • Great Britain--Colonies--History--19th century
  • Great Britain--Social conditions--18th century

  • France--Colonies
  • France--Colonies--Algeria--Ethnic relations
  • Germany--Colonies--Africa
  • Germany--Colonies--China
  • Colonization--History
  • Europe--Territorial expansion
  • Europe, Central--History
  • Imperialism--Economic aspects--Great Britain--Colonies
  • Imperialism--History
  • Imperialism--Government policy--Great Britain
  • Imperialism--Great Britain--Colonies
  • Imperialism--Social aspects--Balkan Peninsula
  • Imperialism--Social aspecs--Middle Eas
  • Imperialism--Africa
  • Imperialism--India
  • Imperialism--Russia
  • Imperialism--Turkey
  • Minorities--Government policy--Russia
  • Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire--1288-1918
  • Turkey--Intellectual life
  • Turkey--Social conditions
  • Turkey--Social conditions--1288-1918
  • Turkey--Social life and customs
  • Balkan Peninsula--Social life and customs
  • Russia--Territorial expansion
  • Caucasus--History--19th century
  • Kazakhstan--Annexation to Russia
  • Russia--Colonies--History
  • Russia--Boundaries

  • Women--Europe--Colonies--History
  • Caribbean Area--History
  • British--India--Social life and customs--19th century
  • British--India--Social life and customs--20th century
  • India--History--British Occupation--1765-1947