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Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France HTA367


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The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe under the leadership of Napoleon. Britain was transformed by war, industrial revolution and the development of a global empire. This unit takes a comparative history approach to studying key aspects of the emergence of Britain and France as modern imperial powers.


Unit name Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France
Unit code HTA367
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Anthony Page
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the comparative history of British and French society, culture, identities, and imperial and military rivalry between 1745 and 1815
  • Apply advanced skills in researching and understanding the historiography of the age of revolutions
  • Apply an advanced capacity for historical reasoning, analysis and argument
  • Apply advanced skills in communicating according to the conventions of the History discipline
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


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