Dutch History in European Context 1200-1800

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dutch History in European Context 1200-1800

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Extend knowledge about the medieval and early-modern history of the Netherlands. Learn to use academic texts as extra sources of additional information. Understand problems in the field of interest. Reproduce and interpret information and summarize the state of knowledge on topics within the field of interest.

    COURSE CONTENT
    This course focuses on the in many respects extraordinary and singular history of the northern Low Countries between 1200 and 1800. By combining a chronological and a thematic approach, a survey will be offered of the history of the geographical area now known as the Netherlands. Themes like the Modern Devotion and late-medieval popular piety, state-formation under the Burgundian Dukes, the highly sophisticated and intricate water management, the Dutch Revolt and the Reformation in the sixteenth century,the Dutch Republic (1581-1795), Dutch dominance in international trade, and the period of French domination including the Napoleonic era will be discussed. The emphasis will be on political, religious, socio-economic and socio-cultural developments.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam.

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Sufficient knowledge of medieval and early modern history of Europe.

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