28119 - Modern Global History
I.-The crisis of the old Regime, French Revolution and Napoleon (1770-1815).
II.-The Europe of Restoration and the second revolutionary wave (1815-1848)
III.- Consolidation of capitalism and the triumph of bourgeois nationalism. The First International (1848-1871).
IV.-Towards the apogee of capitalism and Great Depression. The new social realities.
V.- The emergence of mass society (1918-1945)
1.-The First World War. Origins, development and consequences.
2.-The new challenges of the postwar period. The difficulties in the world of the interwar period. The crisis of the old liberal model.
3.-The Russian Revolution and its effects. The birth of the Soviet Union.
4.-The emergence of the fascist phenomenon. Nature, causes, historiographical debate, cases.
5.-The economic crisis: crash of 29 and depression in the decade of the 30s. New Deal, the USA response.
6.-The left in the interwar period. The Third International and the socialisms, the frontism, the parliamentary democracies. The first steps of the welfare state.
7.-The interwar society: the dynamics of social changes and political tension. The way to war fascist aggression and democratic pacification failed.
8.- Second World War and its impact on contemporary society.
5.4. Course planning and calendar
See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza (http://academico.unizar.es/calendario-academico/calendario) and the website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (Schedule of classes: https://fyl.unizar.es/horario-de-clases#overlay-context=horario-de-clases; Examination schedule: https://fyl.unizar.es/calendario-de-examenes#overlay-context=)
More information will be provided on the first day of class.