Pascal Cauchy is a lecturer of Contemporary History at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Specialist in political history, he worked on the history of communism and the Soviet Union. Former director of French College in Moscow, he headed for five years programs for foreign students at Sciences Po Paris. He has published, among others, The Fourth Republic, (collection- Que-sais-je?), PUF, 2003; The Dictionary of Russia, Paris, Larousse, 2009; L'élection d'un notable (a history of presidential elections 1981), Vendémiaire, 2011. He is currently Secretary General of the International Committee of Historical Sciences
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FREN 6668 - History of Europe:16-21C
A history of Europe, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century/ Une histoire de l’Europe du XVI au XXI siècle
In the late Middle Ages, the so-called ""Christian West"" saw a considerable change. Europe is constructing itself and starting to conquer the world. Technical, artistic and religious revolutions participate in this extraordinary expansion. For four centuries, a European model of “civilization” has been taking place. But this creative power does not exist without tensions, without challenges. The purpose of this course is to bring out the highlights of this adventure in order to understand the main mechanisms. The course is divided into four parts:
- The Renaissance: between civilization and violence
- The invention of Europe (seventeenth and eighteenth century)
- Europe, a universal power (eighteenth and early twentieth century)
- Europe between destruction and reinvention.
Summer 2012, Summer 2013