Early Modern World

The following 2017-2018 courses count for concentration credit in the Early Modern World field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement. If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Daniel Loss.

Key to Requirements:
IC: Pre-19th Century Introductory Course Requirement
SC: Survey Courses on Early Modern History and Literature Requirement

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 43. Visual Culture of the Ottoman Empire Between East and West (15th-17th Centuries). Necipoglu-Kafadar. SC

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 51. The Cosmos of the Divine Comedy. Pertile. 

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 54. For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures. Asani. SC

Celtic Languages and Literatures 109. Finn: The Great Gaelic Hero. Sumner. 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 187. [Literature of the Dispossessed: Gaelic Ireland, c.1600-1900]. Sumner. SC

Celtic Languages and Literatures 188. Songs of the Highlander. Sumner. 

Celtic Languages and Literatures 194. [The World of the Celtic Bard]. McKenna. SC

Chinese History 113. Society and Culture of Late Imperial China. Szonyi. SC

Chinese Literature 114. Introduction to Premodern Chinese Literature. Tian. SC

Comparative Literature 114. [Mysticism and Literature]. Giron Negron. 

Comparative Literature 133. [Shakespeare Shakes the Globe]. TBA. 

Comparative Literature 135. [History of Drama]. TBA. SC

Comparative Literature 138. Subversive Renaissance: Books that Changed the World. Piechocki. SC

Comparative Literature 139. [Fictions of Kin and Kind]. TBA. 

Comparative Literature 180. Bargaining with the Devil: the Faust Legend. Hamilton. 

Comparative Literature 193. [What's Love Got to Do With It; Love Poetry of the Middle Ages and Early Modernity]. TBA. 

Culture and Belief 38. Apocalypse Then! Forging the Culture of Medieval Rus'. Flier. SC

English 123. Shakespeare: The Early Plays. Garber. 

English 124D. Shakespearean Tragedy. Greenblatt. 

English 131P. Milton's Paradise Lost. Teskey. 

English 138. The 18th-Century English Novel. Osadetz. SC

English 40. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Donoghue. IC SC

English 40GT. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Teskey. IC SC

English 56. Poets: Narrative & Lyric. Warren. SC

English 57. Poets: Metaphysical Poetry. Teskey. SC

English 90HB. Five Shakespeare Plays. Shell. 

English 90TB. Literature and the Rise of Public Science. Osadetz. 

French 115. From Rags to Riches: Money and the French Enlightenment. Lee. 

French 121. The Text of the Renaissance. Conley. IC SC

French 143. Vision and Violence in 17th Century France. Guyot. 

French 80. French Theater across Time: An Introduction to Performance. Guyot. SC

German 120. [The Age of Goethe]. Burgard. SC

German 176. Staging War: Representations of Violence and Conflict in Drama and Theater]. TBA. 

German 180. Bargaining with the Devil: the Faust Legend. Hamilton. 

History 1002. [The American Revolutionary War]. Kamensky. 

History 1035. [Byzantine Civilization]. Angelov. SC

History 1050. Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World. Ruderman. 

History 1155. Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789. Blair. IC SC

History 1270. Frontiers of Europe: Ukraine since 1500. Plokhii. SC

History 1290. The History of the Russian Empire. O'Neill. SC

History 1301. [Western Intellectual History II: The Prehistory of Modern Thought]. Hankins. IC SC

History 1318. [History of the Book and of Reading]. Blair. IC SC

History 1520. [Colonial Latin America]. Herzog. IC SC

History 1700. [The History of Sub-Saharan Africa to 1860]. Akyeampong. SC

History 1878A. Ottoman State and Society I (1300-1550). Kafadar. SC

History 1878B. Ottoman State and Society II (1550-1920). Kafadar. SC

History 1905. [The Mediated Book: Texts, Writers, and Readers in Early Modern Britain and Early America]. Hall. 

History 1911. Pacific History. Armitage. SC

History 1915. The Nine Lives of Benjamin Franklin. Chaplin. 

History 1925. [Europe and its Other(s)]. Herzog. IC SC

History 1929. [Slavery, Commerce, and Emancipation in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions]. Lewis. 

History 70J. [Byzantium between the Crusades and the Islamic World, c.1100-c.1450]. Angelov. IC SC

History 72E. The Life and Reign of Catherine the Great. O'Neill. 

History 80G. [Travelers to Byzantium]. Angelov. SC

History & Literature 90AN. God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome ot the Renaissance IC

History & Literature 90CP. Boston and the World, 1600-1850. Niles. IC SC

History of Art &  Architecture 124E. Architecture and the Construction of Early Modern Islamic Empire. Necipoglu-Kafadar. 

History of Art &  Architecture 161V. Rome: Eternal City. Connors. 

History of Art &  Architecture 182K. Japanese Woodblock Prints. Lippit. 

History of Art &  Architecture 193S. Cuzco, 1650-1700. Cummins. 

History of Art &  Architecture 56G. Truth and Deceit in Spanish Golden Age Painting. Pereda. 

History of Science 117. Inventing Science: Stars, Bodies, Books, and Beasts, 1500-1700. Marcus. SC

History of Science 118. [Instruments and the Material Culture of Science in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800]. Gauvin. SC

Italian 116. Visions of the Renaissance. Erspamer. IC SC

Italian 156. Becoming Italian Scholars with Boccaccio and Petrarch. Axelrod. 

Medieval Studies 117. English Legal History, 600-1600. Kamali. SC

Music 192R. [Topics in Music from 1600-1800]. TBA. 

Philosophy 120. [The Rationalists]. TBA. 

Philosophy 125. Beyond Dualism: Descartes and his Critics. Simmons. 

Philosophy 8. Early Modern Philosophy: Self and World. Simmons. 

Portuguese 123A. Portuguese Literary Sutudies I. Blackmore. SC

Religion 1467. Historical Jesus. Bazzana. 

Religion 1469. The Protestant Reformations. Sanchez. SC

Societies of the World 30. Moctezuma's Mexico: Then and Now. Carrasco. SC

Spanish 105. Colonial and Post-Colonial: Literary Liberties in Latin America. Sommer. SC

Spanish 128. Encounters in the Atlantic: Transnational Relations Between Spain and Hispanic America. TBA. SC

Spanish 70B. Golden Age Literature. Giron Negron. IC SC