Evolution of the International System, 1815-1950
Analyzes the evolution of great-power politics as well as internal economic relations from the post-Napoleonic Congress of Vienna and the systems of Metternich and Bismarck to the great convulsions of the twentieth century and the Russo-American Cold War after World War II.
Includes two weekly lectures with occasional discussion plus weekly reading. Requires one eight-page paper comparing two scholarly books read during the term and one final examination consisting mostly of essays with some short answers. For students who wish to sit for a voluntary take-home midterm, the instructor will offer one.