Paris from Napoleon to the Present

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Paris from Napoleon to the Present

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

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

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    The module will explore the social, economic, political and cultural history of one of the most exciting and influential cities in the world. The first semester will focus on the period from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era to the city of Revolution, 1815-71; Haussmann and Paris as the iconic city of modernity; Paris and Impressionism; the Fin de siecle and the rush to war; Interwar Paris; Vichy and Resistance; De Gaulle and 'Thirty Glorious Years'; May 1968; and from Mitterrand and Chirac to Sarkozy and Hollande. A wide range of primary sources will be used, including maps, literary texts and fiction, art and architecture, photography and film.

    Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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