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On completion of this module students:
1. will be able to critique texts on war drawing on the methods used by historians, sociologists, and political scientists, among others;
2. understand the major historical changes in the nature and context of war since the earliest times of human history;
3. will appreciate a variety of analytic techniques used by researchers investigating human conflict;
4. will have improved their academic writing skills.
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Warfare in Ancient Greece: From Citizen Soldiers to Hellenistic Kingdoms
Lecture 3: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
Lecture 4: The Vikings: A World of Warriors?
Lecture 5: The Crusades
Lecture 6: From the Wars of Religion to Napoleon s Revolutionary Wars
Lecture 7: Total Wars: From Bismarck to Hitler
Lecture 8: European Art and Literature in the Age of Total Wars, 1914-1945
Lecture 9: Why Are Wars so Gendered?
Lecture 10: Contemporary Conflict in the Middle East
There will be a reading week in each semester.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat||Within Two Trimesters|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Individual feedback is offered by email or in person throughout the semester and after the research essay.
|Dr Martin Brady||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Chiara Tedaldi||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Barry Molloy||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 18:00 - 19:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32||Mon 18:00 - 19:50|