Social History

Social History

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS točke: 5

Lecturer: doc. dr. Štuhec Marko, izr. prof. dr. Ajlec Kornelija, izr. prof. dr. Jerše Sašo


Social structures in Europe in the High Middle Ages. The effect of the economic and demographic crisis of the Late Middle Ages on the individual social classes. Social tensions and conflicts in European towns and in the countryside in the Late Middle Ages. The social conditions for forming the early modern state. The effect of the economic conjuncture of the »long 16th century» and early capitalism on different social groups. The crisis of the nobility and its adaptation to the increased role of the monarch and to early capitalism. The social, political and cultural role of the King's Court. The social, political and cultural role of the urban elites. Bureaucracy and the middle classes from the 15th to the 20th century. Social groups in the countryside from the 15th to the 20th century. The social base of the European discoveries and colonial conquests. Marginal social groups and the changed attitude towards poverty. Social disciplining. Social solidarity, social tensions and revolution in Europe from the end of the 15th to the end of the 20th century. The reception of reformations by different social groups. Emigrants and refugees. The cultural practices and knowledge of different social groups. The beginnings of a consumer society in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Family, relations between generations, and relations between the genders from the Late Middle Ages until the 20th century. Social changes in the time of the Industrial Revolution and modernisation.