HIST 326 Fall 2014 War in European History

From the ancient world to the twentieth century, war has always played an important part in European history. Europeans have not only constantly been at war with other Europeans, but also with neighboring cultures and, indeed, most peoples around the globe. This course will introduce students to the history of European warfare from its origins in the classical and medieval periods to its maturation in the early modern period (1450-1815), and its disastrous culmination in the nationalist struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Has there been a distinctively "European Way of War" from the beginning? How do we explain failure and success in European wars? What exactly happened at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war? And what caused changes in the organization and waging of European war from one period to the next?
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, one short research paper, and midterm and final exams
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Prerequisites: none; open to first-year students with instructors permission
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia,HIST Group G Electives - Premodern,LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 30-40
Class Number: 1192
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HIST 326 - 01 (F) LEC War in European History Division 2: Social Studies James B. Wood
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Griffin 5 1192
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