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.


Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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