France, Paris

War and Peace

when 6 June 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 4 ECTS

Focuses on causes and consequences of European military conflicts and the historical transformations resulting from peace settlements. Examines the European Wars of Religion, the Napoleonic wars, the Franco-Prussian War, the Treaty of Portsmouth, the Paris Peace Conference and the Versailles Treaty as well as World War Two and the Yalta Conference. The approach is interdisciplinary, combining history and political science.

Many different social scientists have been challenged by the numerous dimensions of the phenomenon known as war — its causes, the motivations of the belligerents, the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations and whether wars were avoidable or not. This course is intended to introduce undergraduate students to a new interdisciplinary field of research and reflection, called polemology.

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Focuses on causes and consequences of European military conflicts and the historical transformations resulting from peace settlements.

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