COURSES Fall 2022 / History / HISTORY OF GERMANY
Coordinators: Caroline Thompson, Steve Allen
The German people have a long and complex history that has had a profound impact, both good and bad, on all of Europe and on the world. This three-term course examines this political, religious, and cultural history from the time of The Holy Roman Empire in 800 CE up to the current day.
In this second term, we will focus on Bismarck and his role in the creation of the country of Germany in 1871 and on how unresolved conflicts led to the First World War. In cultural history, we’ll examine German art, science, philosophy, literature and the intellectual legacy of fin-de-siecle Vienna.
A WEEK / MONDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM