General History of Early Modern Times
ECTS credit: 5
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Štuhec Marko
The concept of the early modern age; formation of the early modern age state; demographic movements from 1300 to 1750 in Europe and the world; European economy in the 16th century; geographic discoveries of the Europeans; non-European world at the time of European expansion; the beginning of colonial empires; consequences of European discoveries; Humanism and Renaissance; print and media revolution; reformation in Europe; anti-reformation and Catholic reform; basic moves of domestic and foreign policies in 16th, 17th and first half of 18th century; non-European countries, societies and cultures in 16th century and their contact with European culture; economic standstill and European crisis in the 17th century; absolutism; English parliamentarism; laicization of politics; economy in 17th century; Mercantilism; world trade and first globalization; religion in 17th century; beginning of the new scientific paradigm; social groups and social conflicts in early modern Europe; social disciplining and changes of behavioural patterns; culture of elites, folk culture and everyday life in pre-industrial Europe; gender relations and intergenerational relations from 16th to 18th century; body, health, sickness and medicine in early modern Europe; non-European countries, societies and cultures in 17th and first half of 18th century.