Lecture on Western History
|Numbering Code||U-EDU01 20147 LJ38||Year/Term||2022 ・ Year-round|
|Number of Credits||Course Type||Lecture|
|Target Year||From 2nd to 4th year students||Target Student|
|Instructor name||KANAZAWA SHUUSAKU (Graduate School of Letters Professor)|
|Outline and Purpose of the Course||
Approach to historical study through Historiography.
While the past is unalterable, history (or historiography) changes, as it is a way of understanding the past. Thus, learning history does not mean merely memorizing as many as possible historical facts about the past; rather, it means appreciating the vicissitudes and variations in the past ways of understanding the past. As the modern methods of historical study were born in 19th-century Europe, it is especially important to learn about the long trajectory of European ways of understanding the past.
|Course Goals||The specific goals of this course are learning the history of European historical writing and understanding the major methodologies used in contemprary historical research.|
|Schedule and Contents||
The following topics will be discussed (see the Japanese syllabus for further details).
Part I: Introduction
Part II: From the beginning of the modern historiography to the post-modern historical studies
* The birth of modern historiography: Ranke, Burckhardt, Marx, and Weber
* The Annales school
* Some controversial problems: controversy on the crisis of the seventeenth century, memory studies and history of emotion
Part III: Pre-modern European historiography
* Ancient Greek and Roman historiography
* Medieval historical writing
* Historical writings from the Renaissance to Enlightenment
|Evaluation Methods and Policy||Students will be assessed by two research papers which they will write on the topics of the lecture.|
|Study outside of Class (preparation and review)||As a reading list will be provided every week, each student is expected to read the recommended books according to his/her interest.|
服部良久・南川高志・小山哲・金澤周作 『人文学への接近法??西洋史を学ぶ』 (京都大学学術出版会、2010年) ISBN:978-4-87698-948-5