HISTORY 407 - Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History
Section: 003 Empires and Nations
Term: FA 2015
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the history, politics, and recent literature on the history of empires and the formation of nations and the development of nationalism. Theories of the nation have moved from ideas of their essential, primordial quality through a moment of social construction featuring the processes of modernization to a more cultural, discursive approach emphasizing the role of imagination and invention. These theoretical advances have been developed primarily by historians and literary analysts, but in recent years social science thinking on nationalism has borrowed freely, often critically, from the emerging literature. We will both develop a narrative of the persistence and power of empires and the emergence of nations and explore some of the ways in which social science has employed and developed the body of theory on nationalism, looking at paradigms taken from international relations, identity theory, anthropology, and various psychological theories.

Course Requirements:

No data provided

Intended Audience:

Desinged for upper-level undergraduates, history majors and graduate students.

Class Format:

It will be run primary through readings, short lectures, and discussions.

HISTORY 407 - Advanced Study in Comparative and Transnational History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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26693
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
26694
Open
1
 
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W 12:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (SEM)
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27799
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6
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
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33754
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15
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780860913290
Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, Author: Anderson, Benedict, 1936-, Publisher: Verso 1993
Required
ISBN: 9780195096606
Becoming national : a reader, Publisher: Oxford University Press 1996
Required
ISBN: 9780394703916
What is history?, Author: by Edward Hallett Carr., Publisher: Vintage Reprint. 1961
Required
ISBN: 9780199897551
America right or wrong : an anatomy of American nationalism, Author: Anatol Lieven., Publisher: Oxford University Press Second edi 2012
Required
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