HIST 151: European History to 1650

HIST 151 surveys the history of Western civilization from its earliest roots in the Ancient Near East to its “early modern” manifestations in seventeenth-century Europe. It serves as an introduction to the three major periods that helped to define modern Western society: Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern.

Required Texts:

  • Cole and Symes, Western Civilizations, Vol. 1, 18th edition (2014), ISBN 978-0393922141
  • Keith Bradley, Slavery and Society at Rome (1994), ISBN 978-0521378871
  • Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre (1983), ISBN 978-0674766914
  • Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1995), 978-0872203167

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