Graduate Seminar: James Murray and James Palmitessa

John Norden, Speculum Britanniae, 1593, map of London, Case G45004 .6.
John Norden, Speculum Britanniae, 1593, map of London, Case G45004 .6.
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar
Thursday, January 7, 2010 to Thursday, March 11, 2010

Princes and Their Cities in Burgundian and Habsburg Europe, 1400-1648

James Murray and James Palmitessa, Western Michigan University

Burgundian and Habsburg princes ruled over multilingual, multiethnic populations in which cities formed a key to political control and state formation.  This course explored a central dynamic in early modern European history—the interaction of state-building and urban particularism—across the far-flung territories ruled by the Burgundian and Habsburg dynasties from the fifteenth through the mid-seventeenth century. Through an approach both thematic and chronological, this seminar argued for a vision of a dynastic, particularistic Europe, freed of the nationalist traditions of so much nineteenth- and twentieth-century historiography.       

Participants: Greg Bereiter, Northern Illinois university; Elise Boneau, Western Michigan University; Savannah Esquivel, University of Illiniois at Chicago; Jack Goodman, Western Michigan University; Patrick Harris, Western Michigan University; Erika Honisch, University of Chicago; Kathleen Kole, University of Notre Dame; Amy Oberlin, Loyola University of Chicago; Christine Petty, Western Michigan University; Jason Ralph, Northwestern University; Rachel Schofeld, Western Michigan University; Christopher Van den Berge, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Jan Volek, Western Michigan University.

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