Dr. Christine Myers
Room 15, South Hall (x4322)
Sundays from 3:00-7:00pm
& by appointment
Course Aims & Objectives
- According to the Cornell
Catalogue, this course is "an introduction to the principle
cultural and intellectual developments in Europe from the Italian Renaissance
to the Scientific Revolution."
- Additional topics included in the course will include: The Black Death,
Exploration, the Protestant Reformation, Mercantilism, Absolutism, and
- The primary goal of this course is to help students understand the
most memorable ideas, events, and personalities from Early Modern European
history, in a continual effort to connect them with current events in
- Primary source documents will make up a majority of the material for
this course. You will find these readings on RESERVE
in the library. You are advised to make your own copies of the readings
to bring with you to class, so that you can make notes on them.
- Readings for your Paper on the Black Death will be distributed in
The Debate on Colonialism, Eurocentrism and History by J.M.
Blaut may be purchased at the bookstore. This book will be the basis
of your paper in this course.
Maps of Early Modern Europe for your reference...