Comparative History of Europe
The course introduces students to the main stages of development of European civilization from the collapse of the Western Roman Empire to the beginning of the 17th century. The course's methodological approach is based on the study of the processes that determined the path and results of the development of European civilization up to the early modern times. The course focuses on a comparative analysis of political and cultural processes in Europe, the causes of the rise of European civilization, the everyday life of the medieval man and the historical changes in the economic environment. The fundamental changes in the economic, scientific, social and cultural development of European countries, the peculiarities of the ethnogenesis of the modern peoples of the continent, and the interaction with the rest of the world are described and analyzed. Attention is given to the European processes, such as the Renaissance, The Age of Discovery, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.