HIST 201 - Monarchs, People, and History, Summer 2008
Monarchs, People, and History
Professor Aidan Breen, Ph.D.
Course Structure: Two hour long classes - three times a week
The origins and reasons for monarchy as an institution and social force in the Western world. Specific royal personages are studied with attention to how they attained or lost effectiveness as leaders; their goals for themselves and their people are stressed. These themes are explored through primary source readings. Architectural, artistic, and musical evidence are introduced in slide and tape sessions.