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Revolution, Reaction and Romanticism I: From the Guillotine to Waterloo

Module Code: LN212
Module Name: Revolution, Reaction and Romanticism I: From the Guillotine to Waterloo
Module Coordinator: Dr Kate Astbury
Not Running 2018-19
Module Credits: 15

Module Description

The aim of this module is to examine the period from 1789 to 1815 from a transnational perspective. The French Revolution and Napoleon's rise to power sent shockwaves across Europe but the way in which other governments responded to what was happening also shaped politics in France. Students will be able to better understand the relationship between the forces of progress and reaction at work in France, Germany, Italy and Spain during the 1790s and the Napoleonic period by comparing and contrasting responses to political, social and cultural upheaval.
Students will be expected to engage with source material in the target language of those languages they are studying at Warwick and the other material in English translation.

By the end of the module, students will have:

i) Engaged critically with events and discourse 1789-1815 in France, Germany, Italy and Spain

ii) Developed greater insight into the evolution of the socio-political and cultural contexts in those countries

iii) Developed their capacity to analyse source material in a coherent and succinct manner.

Assessment for the module

Either
1 x 2000-2500 word essay and 1 x 1hr exam
or
1 x 4000-4500 word essay