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Revolution, Reaction and Romanticism II: From Waterloo to 1848

Module Code: LN213
Module Name: Revolution, Reaction and Romanticism II: From Waterloo to 1848
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 1815 to the wave of Revolutions across Europe in 1848 from a transnational perspective. The defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 changed the balance of power in Europe but gave impetus to increasingly frequent attempted uprisings, either for national unity and independence or for greater political change. Students will be able to better understand the relationship between the forces of progress and reaction at work across Europe and beyond during period by comparing and contrasting responses to political, social and cultural upheaval in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Latin America.

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 discourses relating to the period 1815-1848 in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Latin America

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