Modern Times History

lfial1423  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Modern Times History
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
22.5 h
Mostaccio Silvia;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Based on what was learnt from LFIAL 1155, this course will focus on several important research issues, affecting different areas in the study of Antiquity/the Middle Ages/Modern Times/the Contemporary Period. Through successive steps, this will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the society of Antiquity. 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

  • Become familiar with the chronology of the history of Mediterranean Antiquity and the main frameworks in this period of history.
  • For the Middle Ages/Modern Times/the Contemporary Period, become familiar with the world history of Western society and the main frameworks in this period of history.
  • Become familiar, through the examination of various sources and works, with how historical knowledge is formed.
  • To be able, for each period, to identify various important research issues starting from a "portfolio of reading texts".

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This course is intended to be complementary to LFIAL1155, Introduction to History. In particular, it will focus on topics such as the first globalization from the European perspective (exchanges and conquests); religious reforms, confessionalization, religious and political armed conflicts; and the 17th and 18th centuries’ revolutions. Special attention will be paid to clarifying the links between the historical context and artistic manifestations .
Evaluation methods
Written examination.
—François Lebrun, L’Europe et le monde. XVIe-XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 2004
—Jérôme Hélie, Petit atlas historique des temps modernes, Paris, 2007
—Jean Delumeau (dir.), Une histoire du monde aux temps modernes, Paris, 2013
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in History

Minor in History