In this course, you will learn:
- Gain a basic overview of major events in modern European history.
- Examine modern European imperialism from several perspectives, such as war, bloodshed, and invasion.
- Trade, missions, and empires all play a role in the history of the world.
- Interactions and exchanges between cultures.
- Exploration, colonisation, and territorial ‘discovery.'
- Learn how to analyse a variety of primary sources created by Europeans and Indigenous peoples.
- The Rise of Europe. We trace Europe’s rise from a comparatively insular and isolated continent in the Middle Ages to the very beginnings of its colonial empires in the early modern period.
- Global Exploration. We take a closer look at the extensive overseas exploration of Portugal and Spain.
- The Conquest of Latin America. We examine in detail the invasion of the Aztec Empire. We consider the views of Europeans and First Peoples in our discussion.