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(Value: One Course Unit)

Normally available to students in any year

Room numbers relate to the History Department, 23-26 Gordon Square, unless otherwise stated.

Please note that the items under ‘Selected Reading’ are merely to give an idea of the content of the course and students are not expected to have read any of them. However, you may wish to browse through a few of them to get a fuller idea of the scope of the course.

It will not be possible to take the following combinations of courses in 2008-2009:

6001 with 6312

6101 with 6315

6105 with 7303 or 7334 or 7338

6109 with 6313 or 7336

6206 with 6311 or 7003

6306 with 7303 or 7334 or 7338

6311 with 6206 or 7003

6312 with 6001

6313 with 6109 or 7336

6315 with 6101

Students must attend the lecture and one essay class.


The information contained in this booklet is believed to be correct at the time of going to press but no guarantee can be given that it will not be amended before the commencement of the academic session 2008-2009.



HIST6001 The History of Political Thought

HIST6101 The Near East to 1200 BC: the earliest states

HIST6105 The Roman Empire from Augustus to Theodosius I

HIST6109 The Greek and Hellenistic Worlds, 386-133 BC

HIST6201 Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 400-1000

HIST6206 Europe in the Late Middle Ages, 1000-1500

HIST6304 British History c.1850-1990

HIST6306 Britain and the Wider World 1878-1982

HIST6307 Enlightenment and Revolution: Europe 1715-1805

HIST6311 History and Politics of Latin America, c.1930 to the present

HIST6312 Colonial and Revolutionary North America 1607-1787

HIST6313 Building the American Nation: the US 1789-1920

HIST6315 History of the Caribbean in the Twentieth Century


Teacher: Angus Gowland

Lecture: Wednesday 9.30-11; Class: ONE of Monday 11-12 (room 102), Monday 12-1 (room 102), Monday 3-4 (room 101), Wednesday 11-12 (room G.06), Wednesday 12-1 (room G.06)

This course traces the development of western political thought from its classical origins to its most important modern formulations, exploring the main European traditions of inquiry concerning the best political society and way of life for its members. It extends from Greek antiquity to the late nineteenth century, and emphasis is placed on the writings of major thinkers including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Rousseau, J.S. Mill, Marx and Nietzsche. The theories of these authors are interpreted through their employment of fundamental political concepts such as liberty, justice, equality, natural law and natural rights, virtue, sovereignty, authority, the state, constitution, and revolution. But the course also places great emphasis on the relationship between the texts under consideration and the political and intellectual contexts in which their authors were writing.

The course is taught in 20 1½-hour lectures and 10 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

Plato Apology; Crito; Republic

Aristotle Politics; Nicomachean Ethics

Cicero On Duties

St. Augustine The City of God

Machiavelli The Prince

Hobbes Leviathan

Locke Two Treatises of Government

Montesquieu The Spirit of the Laws

Hume Political Essays; A Treatise of Human Nature

Smith The Wealth of Nations; The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Rousseau Discourse on the Origin of Inequality; The Social Contract

J.S. Mill On Liberty; Considerations on Representative Government

Marx The Communist Manifesto; The German Ideology

Nietzsche On the Genealogy of Morality


Teacher: Amélie Kuhrt

Lecture/Seminar: Monday 11-1

The course attempts to cover the history of all areas of the Near East from c.3000-c.1200 B.C.; this includes Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, the Levant and Iran. Because of the disposition of the written sources the emphasis is primarily on Egypt and Mesopotamia; and falls into roughly three chronological phases: c.3000-2000, 2000-1600, 1600-1200. The following aspects are covered: development of the Egyptian state and the historical events of the Old, Middle and New Kingdom including the establishment of Egyptian control of Nubia and the Syro-Palestinian area; the evolution of urban societies in southern Mesopotamia, development of the Sumerian civilization, the establishment of the Old Akkadian empire succeeded by the bureaucratic empire of the third dynasty of Ur; the struggle for political pre-eminence between the various city-states of southern and northern Mesopotamia and Syria, their social, economic, legal development, their commercial inter-relationships and the rise of Hammurabi's dynasty to power; the movements of population groups which profoundly influenced the settled societies in Mesopotamia, Levant, and Anatolia (Amorites, Hurrians, Kassites, ‘Indo-Europeans’'); the small-state system of Central Anatolia and the subsequent development of the Hittite state from small kingdom to empire and its sudden collapse. As far as possible, given the scantiness of evidence, the culture of Iran and Western Anatolia is examined. The development and varying fortunes of the city-states of the Levant is of special interest, particularly their relationship to the various major international powers of the period.

The course is taught in 20 2-hour sessions, sometimes entirely by lecture, but more often with 1½-hour lecture followed by questions and discussion. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

A. Kuhrt The Ancient Near East, 3000-330 B.C. (London 1995, pb. 1997)

B. Knapp The Ancient History of Western Asia and Egypt (Chicago 1988)

M. Liverani Antico Oriente: Storia, Società, Economia (Rome 1988)

B. Trigger, B. Kemp, D. O'Conner and A. Lloyd Ancient Egypt: a social history

(Cambridge 1983)

M. van de Mieroop A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC (2nd ed., Oxford 2007)

Cambridge Ancient History I and II (rev. ed.) (Cambridge 1972-5)

P. Garelli Le proche-orient asiatique (Paris 1969)

J Baines & J. Malek Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Oxford 1979)

B. Kemp Ancient Egypt: anatomy of civilization (London 1989)

A.L. Oppenheim Ancient Mesopotamia: portrait of a dead civilisation (Chicago 1964)

S. Dalley Myths from Mesopotamia (Oxford 1989)

J.B. Pritchard (ed.) Ancient Near Eastern Texts relating to the Old Testament (Princeton,

1969) (abb. ANET)

- The Ancient Near East in Pictures (Princeton, N.J. 1969) (abb. ANEP)

Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments (Gütersloh 1983 - not yet completed)

D. Collon First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East (London


W. Stevenson Smith The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (1958 rev.ed., Harmondsworth


E. Strommenger & M. Hirmer The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia (trans.), (London 1965)

P. Amiet Art of the Ancient Near East, (New York 1980)

M. Roaf Cultural Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia and the Near East (Oxford 1990)


Teacher: Joseph Streeter

Lecture: Wednesday 12-1; Class: ONE of Wednesday 10-11 (room G.06), Wednesday 11-12 (room 201)

The course covers the period from the assassination of Caesar to the establishment of Christianity and the separation of the Eastern and Western Empires, that is from 44 BC to AD 395. The main themes to be studied are: The nature and limitations of the historical tradition and the other sources of information for Roman life in this period. The system of imperial government created by Augustus; the changing relationships between Rome and the provinces, including processes of acculturation and the gradual extension of citizen rights throughout the Empire. The development of an imperial economy and the reasons for its failure to develop further. Social and religious change, before and after the troubles of the mid-third century AD. The transformation of the Empire in the fourth century AD as marked by the rise of Christianity, the marginalization of pagan religion, and the introduction of invaders, settlers and mercenaries from outside the Empire's boundaries.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

P. Garnsey & R. Saller The Roman Empire (1987)

C.M. Wells The Roman Empire (2nd ed., 1992)

D.S. Potter The Roman Empire at Bay: AD180-395 (2004)

R. Syme The Roman Revolution (1939)

R. Lane Fox Pagans and Christians (1986)

P.R.L. Brown The World of Late Antiquity (1978)


Teachers: Simon Hornblower and Riet van Bremen

Lecture: Tuesday 12-1; Class: ONE of Tuesday 11-12 (room 102), Tuesday 2-3 (room G.06), Thursday 10-11 (room 102)

Part One of this course deals with developments (political, religious, cultural and military) in the Greek world of the fourth century BC, a period during which it becomes possible to study to a much greater extent areas and developments outside Athens and Sparta. The end of the century saw the spectacular expansion of Macedonian power under Alexander the Great (336-323) and the subsequent wars of his successors to divide up his empire. Alexander’s campaigns were made possible in part by the innovations in warfare in the two generations before him (not least those effected by his father Philip II, the enemy of the great Athenian orator Demosthenes), and in the Peloponnesian War of 431-404 before that. One of the aims of the course is to bring out such continuities between the classical and the hellenistic periods.

Part Two. The world conquered by Alexander, conventionally known as the ‘hellenistic world’, included all areas of the Mediterranean and the Near East, extending as far as modern Afghanistan and Pakistan. These areas formed part of a cultural milieu of great variety and complexity, but one that was to some degree united by the presence of Greek ideas, institutions and language. This part of the course will cover the main outlines of the political history of the hellenistic kingdoms, as well as their institutions, structures of power, economies, and cultural and religious systems. It will pay particular attention to major shifts and developments associated with the third and second centuries BC: the changing nature of the Greek city, religious, artistic and intellectual developments, acculturation and cultural conflict, and the interaction between Rome and the East.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 18 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

R. Osborne (ed.) Classical Greece 500-323BC (2000) in T. Blanning (General Ed.),

Oxford Short History of Europe

S. Hornblower The Greek World 479-323 BC (3rd ed. 2002), chs.14-19

A.B. Bosworth Conquest and Empire: the Reign of Alexander the Great (1988)

A. Erskine (ed.) A Companion to the Hellenistic World (2003, pb.ed. 2005)

M.M. Austin The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquest

(2nd, expanded and revised ed. 2006)


Teacher: Haki Antonsson

Lecture: Friday 9-10; Class: ONE of Friday 10-11 (room G.06), Friday 12-1 (room G.06)

This course is designed to survey the principal developments of the history of Europe in the early middle ages, with particular reference to the kinds of issues which have occupied historians in the last ten to fifteen years. No background knowledge or previous study of the period is required. The course begins with an outline historical survey to enable students to identify the major settings, people, and places (fall of the Roman Empire, rise of Islam, Carolingian and Ottonian Empires etc.). It then proceeds thematically, dealing with developments in a series of subject areas with the entire period as a time-span. The subjects vary slightly from year to year, but will include such matters as states and systems, cultural transformation, religious experience and institutions, towns and trade, agriculture and rural settlement, aristocracies, gender, legal structures and dispute settlement, and magic. There is emphasis throughout on reading primary sources (in English translation), on breadth of geographical coverage, and on how recent historical debates have transformed earlier conceptions of the period.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

P. Brown The Rise of Western Christendom (1996)

W. Davies & P. Fouracre (eds.) Property and Power in the Early Middle Ages (1995)

J. Herrin The Formation of Christendom (1987)

P. Crone Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam (1987)

R. McKitterick (ed.) Carolingian Culture (1994)

I.N. Wood The Merovingian Kingdoms (1993)

V. Flint The Rise of Magic in the Early Middle Ages (1992)


Teacher: Hannah Williams

Lecture: Tuesday 10-11; Class: ONE of Tuesday 11-12 (room G.06), Tuesday 3-4 (room G.06), Tuesday 4-5 (room G.06)

This course aims to cover the principal social, political, cultural and economic developments of Europe in the late Middle Ages (c.1000-1500). The lectures will provide a broad outline of European medieval history from an analysis of social and economic structures to the history of the Church, significant political developments and an understanding of the medieval world view. A closer historical focus will be developed in the weekly classes. A number of these will examine particular regional contexts. Others will concentrate on thematic topics relating to the weekly lecture such as attitudes to Jews and Muslims, magic, chivalry and the art of war and consciousness of national identity. Primary sources and modern historiographical debates will be introduced to students in both lectures and classes.

Students are expected to prepare and participate in class discussions, and to give formal presentations in class. The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

C.Warren Hollister Medieval Europe: A Short History (9th ed.)

M. Barber The Two Cities. Medieval Europe 1050-1320 (1992)

R. Bartlett The Making of Europe, 950-1350 (1993)

J. Le Goff (ed.) The Medieval World, trans. L.G. Cochrane (1990)

R. Fossier The Illustrated History of the Middle Ages, vols. 2 & 3, 1250-1520 (1997)

R.W. Southern The Making of the Middle Ages (1953)

P. Linehan & J. Nelson (eds.) The Mediaeval World (2001)

J. Huizinga The Waning of the Middle Ages (1965)

H. Kleinschmidt Understanding the Middle Ages (2000)

J. Shinners (ed.) Medieval Popular Religion. A Reader (1997)

J. Riley-Smith The Crusades: A Short History (1987)

HIST6304 BRITISH HISTORY c.1850-1990

Teacher: Catherine Hall

Lecture: Thursday 10-11; Class: ONE of Tuesday 12-1 (room G.10), Thursday 9-10 (room G.06), Thursday 9-10 (room G.10)

This course explores the ways in which Britain was constituted and re-constituted as a nation between c.1860 and 1990. The course is necessarily a selective route through modern British social and cultural history of inclusion and exclusion, focusing on questions of class, gender, ethnicity and race. It aims to open up issues and give access to ideas which students will want to pursue further. The lectures will act as a series of arguments about key questions in the period. Who was defined as a citizen? Who wee subjects of Britain and its empire? What was the relation between nation and empire? The classes will provide an opportunity to engage with and debate these arguments. There will be an emphasis on historiographical questions throughout and a focus on the theoretical tools which are required for historical analysis. Students will be expected to read across a range of sources from fiction, autobiographies, memoirs and travel writings to more conventional historical documents and accounts.

The course will be taught by 20 1-hour lectures and 20 1-hour essay classes. Assessment will be based on 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%) and a 3-hour ‘prior disclosure’ examination (75%). Copies of the examination paper will be made available in advance of the examination. Students will write the paper under traditional examination conditions; they will not be permitted to bring books, notes or other papers into the examination hall.

Selected Reading:

Jose Harris Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain 1870-1914 (1994)

Peter Clarke Hope and Glory. Britain 1900-1990 (1997)

Benedict Anderson Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread

of Nationalism (1983)

Philippa Levine The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset (2007)

Catherine Hall & Sonya O. Rose (eds.) At Home with the Empire. Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World (2006)

Andrea Levy Small Islands (2005)


Teacher: Michael Collins

Lecture: Wednesday 11-12; Class: ONE of Wednesday 12-1 (room G.10), Friday 10-11 (room 201), Friday 2-3 (room 102)

In the late nineteenth century and for much of the twentieth century Britain was simultaneously a European, American, Asiatic and African power. The purpose of this course is to examine the ways in which British policy-makers manipulated their foreign and defence policies to maintain Britain’s overseas interests. The chronological period covered by the course includes the time when Britain was at the apogee of its global power and the period when its position was coming under so much stress that policy-makers were compelled to shed an increasing proportion of their overseas commitments.

The topics that will be examined will include: the composition and ideas of the policy-making elite in Britain; the influence of the Treasury, and more generally of economic constraints, on foreign and defence policy; the invasions of Afghanistan and Egypt in 1878 and 1882 and their significance; the government of the British empire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the decision to rebuff German advances for an alliance but to negotiate an alliance with Japan and ententes with France and Russia at around the turn of the century; the formulation of British defence policy from the Boer War to the start of the First World War; the decision to go to war in 1914; the development of war aims during the First World War; the problems facing the British when they tried to disengage from Europe in the 1920s; the Empire between the wars; rearmament and appeasement in the 1930s; why Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939; the decision to continue fighting against Hitler after the fall of France; British strategy and the politics of the Second Front; Britain and the origins of the Cold War; the significance of Britain's membership of NATO and its adoption of nuclear weapons; Britain’s attempts to project its military power outside of Europe between 1947 and 1982; decolonization after 1945; the British decision to join the European Community.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

P.M. Kennedy The Realities behind Diplomacy: Background Influences on British

External Policy, 1865-1980

C.J. Bartlett Defence and Diplomacy. Britain and the Great Powers, 1815-1914

C.J. Bartlett British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century

D. Reynolds Britannia Overruled. British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth


R. Holland The Pursuit of Greatness. Britain and the World Role, 1900-1970

D. Sanders Losing an Empire, Finding a Role. British Foreign Policy since 1945


Teacher: Avi Lifschitz

Lecture: Friday 10-11; Class: ONE of Friday 12-1 (room 101), Friday 2-3 (room 101)

This course provides an introduction to the history of Continental Europe in the eighteenth century with a strong emphasis on contemporary intellectual currents. Enlightenment thinkers pondered questions such as man’s place in nature, the origins of society, women’s rights and equality vs. prosperity over the background of scientific discoveries, overseas exploration and economic changes. Antiquity was always present as a mirror-image against which events and theories were measured; the distant origins of mankind were often imagined still to exist in some part of the world (particularly in remote Pacific islands). We shall also examine the changing political climate under the Old Regime and the new media and venues of public debate (coffeehouses, salons and freemasons’ lodges, for example). An underlying theme will be the relationship between theory and practice, or between Enlightenment ideas and political action. This point will be emphasised in our discussion of the outbreak of the French Revolution.

Lectures will introduce general topics and areas of historiographical debate, while discussion seminars will mainly focus on a close analysis of texts by contemporary authors such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Hume and Kant.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

Keith Baker Inventing the French Revolution (1990)

T.C.W. Blanning The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe

1660-1789 (2002)

Robert Darnton The Forbidden Bestsellers of Pre-Revolutionary France (1996)

James Schmidt (ed.) What is Enlightenment? Eighteenth-century answers and

twentieth-century questions (1996)


Teacher: Nicola Miller

Lecture: Tuesday 10-11; Class: ONE of Tuesday 12-1 (room G.06), Tuesday 12-1 (room 201), Thursday 9-10 (room 101), Thursday 9-10 (room 102), Thursday 10-11 (room G.06), Thursday 10-11 (room 101)

Latin America generated some of the most famous icons of the twentieth century: Che Guevara, Evita Perón, Frida Kahlo, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez. Its culture is celebrated – think of Neruda’s stirring epic poetry, Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s magical realist novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Diego Rivera’s glorious murals or contemporary films such as Strawberry and Chocolate and City of God. Yet the region has the most unequal distribution of income in the world and few governments have commanded widespread support or legitimacy for long. This course aims to analyse why.

We focus on nation-state histories in the first term and explore comparative themes in the second term, in order to convey both a sense of the distinctiveness of individual Latin American countries and an understanding of what they have in common. The countries covered are Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Cuba. Themes include US relations with Latin America, revolutions and guerrilla movements, race and gender, human rights and the politics of memory, debates about citizenship, social justice and religion.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

Edwin Williamson The Penguin History of Latin America (Penguin, 1992)

Thomas E. Skidmore & Peter H. Smith Modern Latin America (Oxford pb., 5th ed. 2001)

Boris Fausto A Concise History of Brazil (1999)

Peter Wade Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (1997)

Mark Gilderhus The Second Century: US Relations with Latin America since 1889


Marifeli Perez-Stable The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course and Legacy (2nd ed., 1997)


Teacher: Stephen Conway

Lecture: Wednesday 9-10; Class: ONE of Wednesday 10-11 (room 201), Wednesday 10-11 (room G.10), Monday 11-12 (room G.06), Monday 12-1 (room G.06)

The course examines the development of North America from initial European settlement to the establishment of the Federal Constitution of the United States. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in economic, social, political and cultural aspects of early American history.

Students will be able to study topics as varied as the emergence of different labour systems, the place of America in the British empire, and the impact of warfare on colonial and revolutionary society. Attention will be focused on British America, but there will be many comparative examinations of Spanish, Dutch, and especially French settlement.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 16 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

Nicholas Canny (ed.) The Oxford History of the British Empire, i. The Origins of Empire (1998)

T.M. Devine Scotland’s Empire and the Shaping of the Americas, 1600-1815 (2003)

Anthony McFarlane The British in the Americas, 1480-1815 (2003)

P.J. Marshall (ed.) The Oxford History of the British Empire, ii. The Eighteenth Century


Philip D. Morgan (ed.) Diversity and Unity in Early North America (1993)

Alan Taylor American Colonies: The Settlement of North America to 1800 (2001)


Teacher: Adam Smith

Lecture: Tuesday 11-1; Class: ONE of Tuesday 2-3 (room G.10), Tuesday 3-4 (room G.10), Tuesday 4-5 (room G.10) Thursday 9-10 (room 201), Thursday 10-11 (room 201)

How did a collection of small British Atlantic colonies become a continental nation, capable of suppressing a massive internal rebellion and of absorbing tens of millions of immigrants? Why through this transformation has the idea of freedom been so powerful and yet so contested in American history? This course will examine the development of the American Nation from the time of the Revolution against British authority to its emergence in the early twentieth century as a major economic power. It is intended as an introduction to the basic themes of American history: race, expansion, and the contest over the meaning of America and there is a particular focus on the issue of American national identity.

The course is taught in 18 1½-hour lectures and 8 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

Peter Kolchin American Slavery (1995)

Harry Watson Liberty and Power: the politics of Jacksonian America (1990)

Bruce Levine Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War

Patricia Nelson Limerick Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West (1987)

Eric Foner Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution (1988)

Matthew Frye Jacobson Whiteness of a Different Color (1998)


Teacher: Christopher Abel

Lecture: Monday 11-12; Class: ONE of Monday 12-1 (room G.10), Wednesday 10-11 (room G.09)

The aims of this course are to introduce students to the social, political, economic, intellectual and ideological history of the Caribbean region in the period since c.1890. The region will be defined for the purposes of the course as the Caribbean islands and the Guyanas. The course will stress the Spanish- and English-speaking islands plus Haiti, but will not overlook the Dutch-, Danish- and French-speaking areas. Lectures and classes will address the region as a whole, specific islands and territories, and relationships – political, socio-economic, demographic and cultural – with Western Europe, the USA and Canada, mainland Latin America, Africa, South Asia and the Soviet Union. Learning outcomes will include an alertness to current trends in the histoiography and social science literature; a fuller understanding of such key concepts as imperialism, dependence, (under)development, race, gender, social class, and citizenship; the consolidation of comparative historical argument by writing essays and making class presentations relating diverse colonial/independence experiences; a capacity to analyse key documents discussed in a class setting; and improved speaking and presentational skills.

The course is taught in 20 1-hour lectures and 15 1-hour essay classes. The course will be assessed by one 3-hour written paper (75%) and 2 essays totalling 5,000 words (25%).

Selected Reading:

Bridget Brereton (ed.) General History of the Caribbean, UNESCO – final volume (2004)

Eric Williams From Columbus to Castro: the history of the Caribbean 1492-1969


Brian L. Moore et al. (eds.) Slavery, freedom and gender: the dynamics of Caribbean

Society (2003)

Sidney Mintz & Sally Price (eds.) Caribbean Contours (1985)

Sidney Mintz Caribbean Transformations (1974)

A. Hennessy Intellectuals in the Caribbean (2 vols., 1992)


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