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HIST 344 A - Early Modern British Isles

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Social, economic, cultural and political history of the "four Kingdoms" of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland between 1450 and 1800. Covers the Tudor and Stuart dynasties, Shakespeare, the English Civil War, the development of British colonial holdings across the globe, and the effects of empire at home.

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Description: In this course we explore the history of the British Isles, c. 1450 - 1800: the period from the end of the Middle Ages through the end of the first Global Age. We use primary sources to understand the enormous changes experienced by the people of the of the "four Kingdoms" of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland in these centuries, focusing on British connections with Continental Europe, and British expansion into the wider world.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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