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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 054 The Revolutionary Vision: Europe 1642-1991

This seminar provides a broad overview of European revolutionary thought and its history and of the history of European revolutionary movements from the outbreak of the English civil war in 1642 through the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. History, literature, philosophy, art, and film are used to illuminate the nature of European revolutionary ideologies and investigate the social, political, and cultural circumstances that engendered them.