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This course covers the history of German-speaking Europe from the revolutions of 1848 through the postwar division of West Germany, East Germany, and Austria. The main focus is political and social history. Themes include war, revolution, genocide, nationalism, liberalism, racism, anti-semitism, gender, and intellectual and cultural highlights.


Professor of History and Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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This is a historical methods course disguised as a class about Harvard's history. It aims to give students excellent research, reading, and writing skills to use for all their other courses. That said, it is a good introduction to the history of the insti

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