Empires, Imperialism and the History of the Modern World

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Empires, Imperialism and the History of the Modern World

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    History, Intelligence Studies, International Affairs, International Politics, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description:
    The aim of this course is to examine key issues in modern naval history, both as case studies in history and as historiographical and methodological exercises. Students will be introduced to the main debates and the range of approaches adopted by strategists and historian from the medieval period to the present day. In addition to the development and employment of battlefleets, students will study the variety of other uses and experiences of sea power in history
    It will provide an understanding of the way in which the writing of history reflects the environment in which it is written, the objects of the historian and the importance of academic or service links. The objective is to create a critical understanding of the use of evidence, argument and narrative in history.

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