HST 102

The History of Western Civilisation 1000-1789

About HST 102

Posted By Administrator on August 19, 2009

HST 102 is the second part of OSU’s Western Civ. Survey. We pick up the story of European civilisation in AD 1000, at the first millennium. The course will take you through some of the key moments in the intellectual, social, and cultural history of Europe: the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment, ending in 1789 with the beginning of the French Revolution.

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Required Texts:

Perry, M. Chase, M. Jacob, J. Jacob, M. & Von Laue, T. Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics & Society, (Florence: Wadsworth Publishing, 2009).

(This will be available through the bookstore.)

You will also need to get a hold of a copy of Dante’s Inferno.

(This is readily available for quite cheap, and can be found online for free.)

(For instance at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1001 )

And you will need a copy of Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary.

(This is also readily available for quite cheap, and can be found online for free.)

(For instance @ http://history.hanover.edu/texts/voltaire/volindex.html )

And you will also need to read documents, which you can either look at one at a time by following the links in your syllabus, or you can download them all together as a single .pdf format document book.

Download the Course Readings Document Book Here.

More Information:

For more information consult your course syllabuus, which will be handed out on the first day of class and is also available as a .pdf format download HERE.


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