History of Modern France – Thursdays, 7:00PM
Winter Quarter (10 weeks): Jan 11 – Mar 14, 2024
Classic, Romantic, Modern
The History of Modern France continues the story of France begun in last year’s History of France course. This year, during the Fall quarter, we study how Napoleon changed Europe. During the Winter quarter, we study France in the mid-19th century. And during the Spring Quarter, we study the end of the 19th century and the coming the First World War. (Please see syllabus.)
William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.