General History of Early Modern Times
ECTS credit: 5
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Štuhec Marko
The concept of the early modern times; the formation of the state in the early modern times; the demographic movements from 1300 to 1750 in Europe and the world; the economy in Europe in the 16th century; the geographic discoveries of the Europeans; the non-European world in the time of European expansion; the origin of colonial empires; the consequences of European discoveries; humanism and the Renaissance; the press and the media revolution; reformations in Europe; the Counter-Reformation and the Catholic reform; the fundamental features of the domestic and foreign policy in the 16th century; non-European countries, societies and cultures in the 16th century and their contact with European culture; the economic stagnation and crisis of Europe in the 17th century; the domestic and foreign policy in Europe in the first half of the 17th century; absolutism; English parliamentarism; the laicisation of politics; the economy in the 17th century; mercantilism; world trade and the first globalisation; religion in the 17th century; the origin of a new scientific paradigm; social groups and social conflicts in the Europe of the early modern times; social discipline and change of behavioural patterns; the culture of the elites; people's culture and everyday life in preindustrial Europe; gender relations and the relations between generations from the 16th to the 18th centuries; the body, health, disease and medicine in the Europe of the modern times; domestic and foreign policy in Europe in the first half of the 18th century; non-European countries, societies and cultures in the 17th and in the first half of the 18th century.