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From Reformation to Revolution: Cultural Change and Political Conflict in Early Modern Europe

Abraham Bosse, La Galerie du Palais (c. 1638) Dept. Of Early Printed Books, Trinity College Library


Course Organiser: Dr Graeme Murdock

Weighting: 20 ECTS

Teaching Staff: Dr. Robert Armstrong, Professor Ciaran Brady, Dr. Joseph Clarke, Dr. Graeme Murdock, Dr. Micheál O’Siochru


The course is designed to introduce students to key issues and scholarly debates in the political, religious, social and cultural history of Early Modern Ireland, Britain and Europe. By adopting a comparative, trans-national approach to the history of this period it aims to transcend the confines of ‘national’ histories and identify points of comparison and contrast in the evolution of the Early Modern state and society. It also encourages students to encounter and evaluate differing scholarly approaches in the historiography of this period in a critically informed manner. The course will draw on a variety of primary documents, visual, literary and historical, especially those housed in Trinity College Library and Marsh’s Library. Students will also be introduced to a number of online resources: most importantly, Early English Books Online, Eighteenth-Century Collections Online and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France Gallica collection.


Introductory Reading (PDF, 41kb)

Course Guide (PDF, 49kb)

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