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The long nineteenth century (c.1760-1914) saw dramatic rises and falls in political units and power systems (empires) bringing together a range of peoples and territories. Generally, but not exclusively, they were dominated by Europeans (or those who at least claimed European descent). These global empires are now recognised by historians as a key feature of modern history, and have generated an increasingly rich and varied literature. This course offers you the chance to examine this crucial and controversial phenomenon which, for better or worse, made the modern world. Download Course Guide
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The construction of different forms of global empire (territorial, commercial, cultural) have come to be seen as a major dynamic of modern world history. This course will offer students an overview of many of the key developments of this period. It will also introduce students to the rich and varied literature surrounding the study of empire The course will focus on a range of empires and regions, particularly the British, but at its heart would be the phenomenon of global empire rather than any particular case. The exact content would depend on contributors and their preferred approaches but contributions collectively would focus on four themes providing coherence.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Essay of 2,500 words (40%); e-assessment on seminar participation (10%) and 2-hour examination (50%).
Individual and group presentations and discussions.
Individual return and discussion of essays, and feedback on presentations; time set aside in at least one seminar for discussion of assessment, and in at least one lecture for course related issues; staff-student consultative committee.