Governing and societies: In-depth questions I (C. Modern times)

LHIST2363  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Governing and societies: In-depth questions I (C. Modern times)
5.0 credits
22.5 h
1q

This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....

Teacher(s)
Lecuppre Gilles ;
Language
Français
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The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

Disobeying the sovereign (Low Countries, France, England, 16th century)

Monarchical power kept asserting itself, and demanded an unconditional obedience from its subjects as soon as 1530. And yet, the latter hanged on to their values, to their faith, to their privileges. Renaissance, Reform and Modernity provided them with new weapons. Disobedience was a fact: we will try to analyze its various levels and nuances (insubordination / opposition / revolt / rebellion / resistance, and so on), but also to distinguish - in a resolutely comparative way - new claims from traditional recriminations among various social groups: peasants, towns, noblemen, soldiers, and even the "national" community.

 

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Evaluation methods

The final written examination will consist in commenting on a historical document, and writing a short composition - both of the exercises requiring knowledge and a critical mind.

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Online resources

Powerpoint projections related to the course sessions, as well as all analysed documents, will be made available through the Moodle platform on the course site.

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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
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Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in History
5
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Master [120] in History
5
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