History of Europe


This 18 hours course offers a broad survey on Modern European political, intellectual, social, and cultural history, from the end of the 18th century to the aftermath of the Cold War. The topics covered include the age of Revolutions (the French Revolution and its consequences, the Napoleonic era, the industrial revolution), the age of Nationalism, the age of imperialism and colonialism, World War I and II and the Cold War.


Le nombre de crédits ECTS et les modalités d’évaluation sont susceptibles d’être différents pour les étudiants en programmes d’échange à crédits.

Bibliographie indicative

  • Hobsbawm E., The Age of Revolution : Europe 1789-1848, New York, Vintage, 1996.
  • Blanning T.C.W., The Oxford History of Modern Europe, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Broadberry S., O’Rourke K., The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, volume 1 and 2, 2010.

All these books can be found either at Sciences Po library or other libraries on the campus. Other readings for specific sections of the course will be mentioned online or in class.

Formule pédagogique

Course Requirements : Students are required to attend all classes and complete all assignments. Failure to complete any assignment will result in failing the entire course. Attendance and Participation : Attendance in class is a requirement in order to get all ECTS. Active participation in class discussion is very welcomed (and marked).

En bref

Année 4 | Quatrième année

Langue d'enseignementAnglais

Temporalité Semestriel

Crédits ECTS 2.0

Nombre d'heures 18.0

Type d'enseignementCours magistral

Mode de validationExamen terminal écrit

Enseignement obligatoire

Ouvert aux étudiants en échange



Responsable pédagogique :
Champeaud Gregory [+]