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Pascal Cauchy


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 16th to the 21st Century: Convergence and Divergence

In the late Middle Ages, the so-called "Christian West" knew a considerable change. Europe built itself by starting to conquer the world. Technical, artistic and religious revolutions participated in this extraordinary movement of expansion. Over four centuries, a European model of “civilization” established its preeminence. But this creative power does not exist without tensions, without mutilation. The purpose of this seminar is to bring out the highlights of this adventure in order to understand the main mechanisms at play.
The course is divided into four parts: 1.The Renaissance: between civilization and violence, 2.The invention of Europe (seventeenth and eighteenth century), 3. Europe, a universal power (eighteenth and early twentieth century), 4.Europe between destruction and reinvention. Each session will be devoted to a thematic study. Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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