Selected Topics in General History of the 19th Century

Selected Topics in General History of the 19th Century

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Kosi Jernej, prof. dr. Verginella Marta

The subject discusses the general history of the 19th century with a special emphasis on the global demographic, economic, social and cultural processes, such as the demographic revolution; urbanisation (the ratio town – countryside) and migrations (forms and directions); agrarian revolution; protoindustry; industrial revolution; the creation of national markets and colonialistic policy; changes in the class and state structure; the development of the bourgeoisie (with a special emphasis on the development of new professions and the bourgeois professional culture of the 19th century and bourgeois sociability); national movements and the nationalisation of the masses; liberalism and the creation of mass political parties; the women's political movement; secularisation; the appearance of anti-Semitism and racism.

The content is taken from the broadest framework of the subject (course) – taking into account all the important political, social, economic, cultural and ideal processes – and is thematically rounded off and then passed. In principle each semester discusses different sets of content, which are interesting either due to the significance within the periods, or due to their topicality. From a wide palette of possible topics: the formation of modern non-dominant nations; the comparison between English, French and Russian imperialism; the responses of the Catholic Church to the social issue in the 19th century; the influence of the development of technology on the way of life; the historical memory of World War I, etc.