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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 3291 - European Diplomatic History 1919-1991

This class examines the development of the European international system following the Great War until the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The course does not place its main emphasis on exploring the niceties of diplomatic protocol and the tricks of the ambassadorial trade. The amount of information encompassed by this topic is, in principle, enormous. We will try and manage the overflow of data in two ways. One involves focusing on the policies of the Great Powers (including the United States) that dominated the international system, rather than spending an equal amount of time on each European country. The second is to explore relatively broad themes and issues through the analysis of selected examples. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)