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Module

HIS2228 : The Habsburg Empire

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Tim Kirk
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module aims:

To examine the political and cultural history of the Habsburg empire in central Europe and its relations with other powers, both in the region and beyond, from the 1680s.
To consider the relationship between nation, state and 'people' in the context of unstable constitutional arrangements and political and cultural tensions, using primary sources.
To introduce a range of perspectives and interpretations, and to help students develop their own understanding of the historical and historiographical problems of Austrian history.
To provide an opportunity of investigating in some depth selected problems, including the appraisal of selected source material and the critical examination of current historiography.

Outline Of Syllabus

Dynasty and territory
The siege of Vienna and reconquest of Hungary
Absolutism, Revolution and War
Metternich and the Congress of Vienna
Biedermeier and bourgeois culture
1848 revolutions
Nationalism and liberalism
Industry and urbanisation
Fin-de-siècle culture
Diplomacy and war in 1914
Defeat, revolution and the legacy of the empire

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable