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  • 49:36 14. Radicals

    14. Radicals

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Socialism in the nineteenth century can be divided into two different strains of thought, reformist and revolutio...

  • 48:03 16. The Coming Of The Great War

    16. The Coming Of The Great War

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) If the early years of the twentieth century were marked by a general consensus that a major war was impending, no...

  • 50:23 17. War In The Trenches

    17. War In The Trenches

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) With the failure of Germany's offensive strategy, WWI became a war of defense, in which trenches played a major r...

  • 48:14 8. Industrial Revolutions

    8. Industrial Revolutions

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The Industrial Revolution was for a long time treated as a decisive break in which some countries, specifically E...

  • 47:16 10. Popular Protest

    10. Popular Protest

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Collective violence, in the form of popular protest, was one of the principal ways in which people resisted the e...

  • 46:29 Popular 18. Sites Of Memory, Sites Of Mourning (Guest Lecture By Jay Winters)

    18. Sites Of Memory, Sites Of Mourning (Guest Lecture By Jay Winters)

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) As a result of World War I, Europe had a different understanding of war in the twentieth century than the United ...

  • 46:47 21. Stalinism

    21. Stalinism

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) One of the central questions in assessing Stalinism is whether or not the abuses of the latter were already prese...

  • 51:29 12. Nineteenth-Century Cities

    12. Nineteenth-Century Cities

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The nineteenth century witnessed an unprecedented degree of urbanization, an increase in urban population growth ...

  • 50:35 9. Middle Classes

    9. Middle Classes

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The nineteenth century in Europe is, in many ways, synonymous with the rise of the bourgeoisie. It is misleading,...

  • 42:29 11. Why No Revolution In 1848 In Britain

    11. Why No Revolution In 1848 In Britain

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Revolutions occur when a critical mass of people come together to make specific demands upon their government. Th...

  • 46:33 3. Dutch And British Exceptionalism

    3. Dutch And British Exceptionalism

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Several reasons can be found to explain why Great Britain and the Netherlands did not follow the other major Euro...

  • 49:57 6. Maximilien Robespierre And The French Revolution

    6. Maximilien Robespierre And The French Revolution

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Robespierre's ascetic personal life and severe philosophy of political engagement are attributed by some to his d...

  • 45:43 4. Peter The Great

    4. Peter The Great

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Peter the Great's historical significance stems not only from his military ambitions and the great expansion of t...

  • 41:15 24. The Collapse Of Communism And Global Challenges

    24. The Collapse Of Communism And Global Challenges

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The disintegration of the Soviet Union resulted from a number of different factors. Three important ones are nati...

  • 45:30 23. Collaboration And Resistance In World War II

    23. Collaboration And Resistance In World War II

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) One of the principal myths concerning collaboration during World War II in France, as in other countries, is that...

  • 47:59 5. The Enlightenment And The Public Sphere

    5. The Enlightenment And The Public Sphere

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) While the major philosophical projects of the Enlightenment are associated with the names of individual thinkers ...

  • 50:50 13. Nationalism

    13. Nationalism

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) In light of the many ethnic and national conflicts of the twentieth century, the dissolution of the Austro-Hungar...

  • 44:34 20. Successor States Of Eastern Europe

    20. Successor States Of Eastern Europe

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) Contrary to the "Great Illusion" that the end of World War I heralded a new era of peace, the interwar period can...

  • 46:58 19. The Romanovs And The Russian Revolution

    19. The Romanovs And The Russian Revolution

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The period between the Russian Revolution of February 1917, which resulted in the overthrow of the autocracy and ...

  • 47:29 22. Fascists

    22. Fascists

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) While Nazi Germany's crimes were unprecedented, Adolf Hitler himself was in many respects a typical figure. An id...

  • 48:24 7. Napoleon

    7. Napoleon

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) One way of understanding Napoleon's life is through attention to his Corsican origins. Although Napoleon himself ...

  • 51:04 15. Imperialists And Boy Scouts

    15. Imperialists And Boy Scouts

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The boom in European colonial expansion in the second half of the nineteenth century, the so-called New Imperiali...

  • 45:12 2. Absolutism And The State

    2. Absolutism And The State

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    European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202) The rise of absolutism in Europe must be understood in the context of insecurity attending the religious wars of ...

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