PV1A205 Introduction to pre-modern history II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Mgr. Tomáš Černušák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 10:00–11:40 B2.51
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of Medieval history
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the history of European civilization within the context of world history during the Modern Age, defined as approximately the period 1517-1800 with a slight overlap into the 19th century, and with particular emphasis on the history of the Czech lands.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will have gained the essential background to continue their studies in history and will have acquired an overview of the historical events and phenomena from the given period.
Syllabus
  • The Early Modern Age state – characteristics: absolutism, court society, bureaucracy; voyages of discovery and the start of colonial powers; the rise of the Habsburgs.
  • Religious developments in 16th-century Europe – the start of the Reformation; Luther, Calvin, Zwingli; religious wars – France and Germany; the Peace of Augsburg; the transformation of the papacy; the Council of Trent; recatholicization and confessionalization.
  • The creation of the Danubian monarchy – the reign of Ferdinand I and Maximilian II, the wars with the Turks; the political system of the Czech lands before the Battle of White Mountain and the religious situation.
  • Tensions at the turn of the 16th/17th century – the creation of religious-defence associations; the Czech Estates’ Rising; White Mountain and subsequent developments in the Czech lands.
  • The Thirty Years’ War, the Peace of Westphalia and its consequences.
  • The English Civil War; the Glorious Revolution; France Louis XIV.
  • The Habsburg Empire in the mid-17th century – the recatholicization approach; wars with the Turks and France; religion and Baroque culture.
  • The rise of Prussia; 18th-century Russia; the division of Poland; the Enlightenment.
  • The reign of Maria Theresa and Joseph II – transformation of the Austrian monarchy; enlightened reforms; the Prussian Wars; developments in the Czech lands.
  • The French and American revolutions; the Napoleonic Wards; response to events in the Czech lands and the origins of the National Revival.
Literature
  • VOREL, Petr. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2005. 639 s. ISBN 8071856487. info
  • ČORNEJOVÁ, Ivana. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2008. 711 s. ISBN 9788071859475. info
  • BĚLINA, Pavel. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2011. 825 s. ISBN 9788074321054. info
  • BĚLINA, Pavel, Jiří KAŠE and Jan Pavel KUČERA. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2001. 766 s. ISBN 8071853844. info
  • BĚLINA, Pavel, Milan HLAVAČKA and Daniela TINKOVÁ. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2013. 466 s. ISBN 9788074323478. info
  • HLAVAČKA, Milan. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2013. 523 s. ISBN 9788074323485. info
  • MACKENNEY, Richard. Evropa šestnáctého století. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2001. 395 s. ISBN 8070214694. info
  • MUNCK, Thomas. Evropa sedmnáctého století : 1598-1700. Translated by Vítězslav Kremlík - Ingrid Vichnarová - Michaela Ponocná. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2002. 468 s. ISBN 8070215089. info
  • BLACK, Jeremy. Evropa osmnáctého století. Translated by Ladislav Dlabal. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2003. 543 s. ISBN 8070213760. info
  • ČORNEJ, Petr. Dějiny evropské civilizace. I. [Čojnej, 2002]. 4., upr. vyd. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 367 s. : i. ISBN 80-7185-472-7. info
  • BĚLINA, Pavel. Dějiny evropské civilizace. II. 4. upr. vyd. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 323 s. : i. ISBN 80-7185-473-52. info
  • Dějiny zemí koruny české, sv. I-II, Praha 1997
Teaching methods
Lecture
Assessment methods
Exam
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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