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Global and Comparative History

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль


Course Syllabus


Global and comparative history aims to familiarize the students with the main events of global history of the modern period (long nineteenth century) and current methodology of research of global and comparative history. The main argument of the class is that global context matters and no domestic history should be explained just from within.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course aims to familiarize the students with the main events of global history of the modern period (long nineteenth century).
  • The course also aims at getting students acquainted with methodology of global and comparative history, its advantages and drawbacks.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course students will learn to solve problems in professional activity on the basis of analysis and synthesis, assess the need for resources and plan their use while solving problems in professional activity, find, evaluate and use information from various sources, which is necessary to solve scientific and professional problems.
  • Students will also learn to critically evaluate and rethink the accumulated experience (one’s own and that of colleagues).
  • Students will be able to reflect upon professional and social activities in the international environment, written and oral communication in a foreign language, master special literature in a foreign language, determine the novelty and relevance of professional tasks on the basis of the modern condition of historical science, formulate and solve professional problems using interdisciplinary approaches.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • What is global history?
  • When and where was the nineteenth century?
  • The end of the old regimes and its global dimension: North America.
  • The end of the old regimes and its global dimension: France.
  • The end of the old regimes and its global dimension: Central and South America.
  • Industrial revolution.
  • A century of empires. The Scramble for Africa.
  • Great divergence? Nineteenth century history of China
  • Great convergence? Nineteenth century history of Japan.
  • Global ideas: liberalism and conservatism.
  • The world of connections and mobilities.
  • Global ideas: socialism and nationalism.
  • The world of international cooperation.
  • The world of global languages.
  • The world of arts.
  • Dreams of a future, nostalgia for the past.
  • Global history in national contexts.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar discussions
  • non-blocking Review essay
  • non-blocking Presentation
  • non-blocking Exam essay
  • non-blocking Midterm
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.3 * Exam essay + 0.2 * Midterm + 0.1 * Presentation + 0.1 * Review essay + 0.3 * Seminar discussions


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Armitage, D., & Subrahmanyam, S. (2010). The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1522916
  • Beckert, S. (2014). Empire of Cotton : A Global History. New York: Vintage. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=784626
  • Beckert, S., & Sachsenmaier, D. (2018). Global History, Globally : Research and Practice Around the World. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1710833
  • Conrad, S. (2016). What Is Global History? Princeton: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1090930
  • David Nickles, Under the wire: how the telegraph changed diplomacy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003). Режим доступа: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300605
  • Global commerce in small boxes: parcel post, 1878–1913. (2015). https://doi.org/10.1017/s1740022815000054
  • Hochschild, A., & 3M Company. (1999). King Leopold’s Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. [Place of publication not identified]: Mariner Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1870473
  • Kume, K. (2009). Japan Rising : The Iwakura Embassy to the USA and Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=323942
  • Nelson, W. M., Hunt, L., & Desan, S. (2013). The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=671401

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Armitage, D. (2004). The Declaration of Independence in World Context. OAH Magazine of History, 18(3), 61. https://doi.org/10.1093/maghis/18.3.61
  • Beckert, S. (DE-588)1058748408, (DE-576)414879171. (2015). King Cotton : eine Geschichte des globalen Kapitalismus / Sven Beckert. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.445156171
  • Bourke, R. (2015). Empire and Revolution : The Political Life of Edmund Burke. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=980725
  • Bourke, R. (2015). Living history: Reading Edmund Burke on representation. Juncture, 22(3), 190–195. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2050-5876.2015.00858.x
  • Cañizares-Esguerra, J., & Seeman, E. R. (2018). The Atlantic in Global History : 1500-2000 (Vol. Second edition). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1588656
  • Geggus, D. (2010). Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.4071996C
  • Geggus, D. (2013). Haiti and Its Revolution: Four Recent Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C3AD872E
  • Geggus, D. P. (2014). The Haitian Revolution : A Documentary History. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=836318
  • Gordin, M. D. (2015). Scientific Babel : How Science Was Done Before and After Global English. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=961442
  • Jackson, M. (2018). A Global History of Medicine. Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1668836
  • Karl, R. E. (2002). Staging the world : Chinese nationalism at the turn of the twentieth century / Rebecca E. Karl. Durham, NC [u.a.]: Duke University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.096660236
  • Middell, M. (2019). The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2179170
  • PEROVIC, S. (2012). The French Republican Calendar: Time, History and the Revolutionary Event. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 35(1), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-0208.2011.00408.x
  • Roberto Garvia. (2015). Esperanto and Its Rivals : The Struggle for an International Language. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1648793
  • Szporluk, R. (1988). Communism and Nationalism : Karl Marx Versus Friedrich List. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=299084
  • Что такое глобальная история?, Конрад, С., Степанов, А., 2018