The City in Europe, 1100-1789

History 209

Usual Description

The medieval city–birthplace of political freedom or site of repression? Cultural haven or den of iniquity? This course explores the role of cities in the creation of Europe from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution; it draws on both sociological theories of urbanization and historical accounts of lived experience. We examine medieval origins, commercial capitalism and craft production, Renaissance urbanism and space, the civilizing process, political reform, and the nature of popular protest.

Areas of Interest
Europe
Europe
Time Periods

1100 - 1789

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
History 209
History 209 Taught by Ellen Wurtzel
History 209 Taught by Ellen Wurtzel
History 209 Taught by Ellen Wurtzel