Europe and the World
British WWI officer
T.E. Lawrence "of Arabia"
Why have Europeans sought contact and interaction with other parts of the world?
What political, technological, and intellectual developments enabled European contact with other parts of the world?
How have cross-cultural encounters shaped Europe in its culture, politics, and society?
How have Europeans impacted non-European societies?
Japanese Meiji Emperor
by Takahashi Yuichi, 1880.
The Mikado is an 1885 British
comic opera set in Japan.
Poverty and Prosperity
and Subjective Visions
What role have traditional sources of authority played in the transmission of knowledge?
First Edition Gutenberg Bible on display at the New York Public Library
How and why did Europeans come to rely on the scientific method and reason in place of traditional authorities?
How and why did Europeans come to value subjective interpretations of reality?
Theme 4: States and Other Institutions of Power
How have Europeans governed?
How have European governments closer to and farther from democracy?
How have non-governmental institutions impacted European states?
How did changes in warfare affect the balance of power?
The Cannon Shot (1707) depicts an early 18th-century Dutch man-of-war.
The Maxim machine gun (1883) enabled imperial conquests..
Spitfire and Hurricane in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
A Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile system