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20 minute European history

  1. 1. A Skinny European History
  2. 2. “The Black Death”
  3. 3. • • 1389 – The Battle of Kosovo. • • 1463 – Domination in Bosnia. 1453 – Conquest of Constantinople. 1683 – At the Gates of Vienna.
  4. 4. • • • • Reordered much of Europe along ideas of state sovereignty. International political boundaries made clear. Religion of choice defined by state. Represents the first diplomatic congress.
  5. 5. Marked by: • Secularism. • Rise of the Fourth Estate. • French Revolution.
  6. 6. “Yonder sits the fourth estate, and they are more important than them all.”
  7. 7. The best of times, the worst of times
  8. 8. 1797-1815 The Revolution Becomes French The ambitions of empire turn a concept of universal human rights into a concept of French-ness.
  9. 9. The Birth of Identity Consciousness • Napoleonic expansion. • „Others‟ in our midst. • Saint-Simone & the Young • • Europeans. National unifications. Colonial expansions.
  10. 10. • • The French The Jews
  11. 11. Europe came to be viewed as: • Superior. • Synonymous with human progress. All with the clever use of flags….
  12. 12. 1914 The “Great War,” the “War to End All Wars”
  13. 13. Begging for nationalist extremism.
  14. 14. vs.

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