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From the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe – a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we live in today. It investigates cultural, intellectual and religious change; the rise of the modern state; war and imperial rivalry; political and industrial revolutions; and the emergence of human rights and modern political culture. Case studies include the Renaissance, Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions.

Summary 2020

Unit name European History: Renaissance to Revolutions
Unit code HTA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Dr. Gavin Daly

Teaching staff

Dr. Gavin Daly, Dr. Elizabeth Freeman, and Dr. Anthony Page

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTA100, HTA103, HTA106


Teaching Pattern


  • Hobart:  2 x 1-hr lectures, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly.
  • Launceston: 2 x 1-hr lectures accessed online via MyLO, 1 x 2-hr seminar weekly.
  • Cradle Coast:  2 x 1-hr lectures accessed online via MyLO, 1 x 1-hr videolink tutorial weekly.


  • 2 x 1-hr lectures weekly accessed online via MyLO, and online discussion of tutorial topics.

500 word exercise (10%), 2,000 word essay (40%), participation and quizzes (20%), Take-home exam (30%).

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