2020-2021 University Catalog 
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HIST 338 - The Age of Absolutism in Europe (EU)

Covers the development of political absolutism in Europe, with a special focus on France from 1589 to 1774. The construction of absolutism in France began with the first Bourbon monarch, Henri IV, reached its high point under the Sun King, Louis XIV, and began its decline under XV, whose many failures led the way to the French Revolution in 1789. Topics include the intellectual and religious justification for absolutism; the political and cultural role of Versailles and courtly etiquette; the crushing of the power of the nobility; wars, the economy, and the rise of the modern army; and the Enlightenment. (EU)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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