Governing and societies: In-depth questions I (C. Modern times)

lhist2363  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Governing and societies: In-depth questions I (C. Modern times)
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

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Lecuppre Gilles;
Disobeying the sovereign (Low Countries, France, England, 16th century)
Monarchical power kept asserting itself, and demanded an unconditional obedience from its subjects as soon as 1530. And yet, the latter hanged on to their values, to their faith, to their privileges. Renaissance, Reform and Modernity provided them with new weapons. Disobedience was a fact: we will try to analyze its various levels and nuances (insubordination / opposition / revolt / rebellion / resistance, and so on), but also to distinguish - in a resolutely comparative way - new claims from traditional recriminations among various social groups: peasants, towns, noblemen, soldiers, and even the "national" community.
Evaluation methods
The final written examination will consist in commenting on a historical document, and writing a short composition - both of the exercises requiring knowledge and a critical mind.
Online resources
Powerpoint projections related to the course sessions, as well as all analysed documents, will be made available through the Moodle platform on the course site.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in History

Master [120] in History