Between 1453 and 1789, the Early Modern World was engulfed in a series a dramatic changes. From the rise and the falls of kingdoms, dynasties and empires, to the devastating effects of diseases and wars, the world seemed to move at a faster pace. This topic surveys radical changes and rivalries in the Early Modern World from the late Middle Ages to the end of the Ancient Regime, starting with the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and ending with the French Revolution. Students are introduced to the major historical themes such as the Age of Discovery, the Scientific Revolution, the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Enlightenment, while travelling to the Ottoman Empire, Persia, the UK, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Russia and the Mughal Empire. Your lecturers will tackle themes and places through a wide range of historical approaches, from military to political, social, economic, environmental, cultural and art history.
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