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HIST 3080 Love, Death, and Magic in Europe, 1500-1800

This information is in effect as of academic year 2023. The current course information can be found in bulletins at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/nav/academics/bulletins.php

3 hours; 3 credits

Topics in the social and cultural history of early modern Europe. Love, death, and magic are the three chief themes that will provide our focus. Historical demography, social structure, family and household, economic growth and crisis, popular religion and culture, witchcraft, violence, and revolt. Profound transformations in how people lived, thought, and behaved. Social historical background and classic microhistories. History of private life, love and sexuality, the ages of life, and death. History of witchcraft. Enlightenment, popular science, mesmerism, culture, and revolution.



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