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“Outlines of European History," Vol. II, J. H. Robinson
and Charles A. Beard. “ Development of Modern Europe," Vol. I, J. H. Robinson
and Charles A. Beard.
Text-book study of career of Napoleon.
Character of Napoleon.
Evils of the Napoleonic ideal.
Reference: “ French Perspectives," Vol. VII, Eliza-
“France and the French," Charles Dawbarn. I. The French Government of To-day.
Circumstances under which it was formed.
“Europe Since 1815," Charles Downer Hazen.
“ The Governments of Europe,” F. A. Ogg.
Raymond Poincare, Aristide Briand.
“Makers of Modern France,” Charles Dawbarn. J. Colonies and Dependencies of France. References:
“The Children of the Nations," Poultney Bigelow.
son and C. A. Beard.
The Edict of Nantes.
“France Under the Republic," J. C. Bracq.
"France Under the Republic,” J. C. Bracq.
“Medieval and Modern Times," J. H. Robinson.
THE STUDY OF NATIONS.
ENGLAND. Keynote: Shakespeare: “Richard II.” “ This royal throne of kings," etc.
Helen Gray Cone: “The Chant of Love for England,” sec-
Liberty of person.
Reference: Magna Charta.
Magna Charta, 1215.
Bill of Rights, 1689.
Its basis : Charter of Henry I.
possessed or outlawed save by legal judg
ment of his peers or by the law of the land." 2. Petition of Right, 1628.
Arbitrary imprisonment and martial law forbidden. 3. Civil war caused partly by the attempted arrest
of the five members. 4. Habeas Corpus Act.
Provision against delay of justice. (c) Outline of struggle for free control of property. 1. Provisions of Magna Charta.
None but the customary feudal aids to be demanded by the King without the consent of
the Great Council of the Baronage.
Means of livelihood to be left even to the poorest. 2. Confirmation of the Charter by Edward I.
No taxation without the consent of the Council. 3. Power of the Good Parliament.
Control of taxation. 4. Interruption of development under the Tudor
sovereign. 5. Parliamentary protest against benevolences under
James I. 6. Petition of Right. Forced loans and benevolences forbidden by act of
7. Matters in dispute put to the test of civil war.
England, “ Mother of Parliaments.” 1. Period of struggle for a voice in the government
by representation of the people (1215 to 1640). (a) Provision in the Great Charter for a Great
Council of the Baronage. (b) Parliament of Simon de Montfort (1265). (c) Model Parliament of Edward I (1295). Called by the King. Two representatives from every shire and two
burgesses from every borough. (d) Powers exercised by the Good Parliament. Control of taxation, control of legislation, con
trol of the King's ministers. (e) Position of Parliament under the Tudor sove.
reigns, Parliament subservient to the sovereign, but each
sovereign somewhat influenced by public
opinion. (f) Under James I royal proclamations declared
by Parliament not to have the force of law. 2. Period of struggle to establish the principle of
parliamentary control of the government (1620
Position of King.
tives of the people.
The power of the purse.
Case of Sir John Eliot.
Attempted arrest of the five members.
Petition of Right.
Attempted impeachment of Buckingham.
Trial and execution of Strafford. Hampden and the ship money contest. (b) Culmination of the struggle.
Civil war and execution of the king. (c) Commonwealth, protectorate and reign of
Charles I successive experiments in reorganiza
tion. (d) Final victory of Parliament in the Revolution
of 1688. References:
“ History of England," Charles M. Andrews.
“Student's History of England,” Samuel Rawson Gardiner.
“Elements of English Constitutional History,” F. C. Montague. “ Selected Readings in English History," Tuell and Hatch. 3. Struggle to establish popular control of Parlia
Expiration of the Licensing Act, 1693.
(c) Establishment of popular control of the King's
Its relation to the House of Commons.
popular control of the House of Lords.
Abolition of veto power of the House of Lords. References:
“History of England,” Charles M. Andrews.
“Short History of England with Supplement,” Edward P. Cheyney.
"Readings in English History,” Edward P. Cheyney. "Modern European History," Charles D. Hazen. “ Constitutional History of England,” Vol. III, T. E. May.
“Elements of English Constitutional History," F. C. Montague.
“ The Theory and Practice of the English Government,” T. F. Moran.
“ The Governments of Europe," Frederick A. Ogg. “Medieval and Modern Times," James Harvey Robinson. “ Development of Modern Europe," Robinson and Beard.
“ Outlines of European History," Vol. II, Robinson and Beard.
“Selected Readings in English History,” Tuell and Hatch. “ The Modern World,” Willis M. West. B. England the Mother of Colonies.
Map study of the present dominions of Great Britain.
jewel set in a silver sea," with Miss Cone's " Glory
of ships that sought far goals." 1. England's part in the explorations of the fifteenth cen
tury. Work of John Cabot and the basis of England's claim
to North America. 2. The Merchant Adventurers. 3. English mariners of the Elizabethan Age. Drake, Frobisher, Hawkins, Sir Humphrey Gilbert
and Sir Walter Raleigh.
The spirit and motive of their explorations. 4. Great trading companies of the sixteenth and seven
teenth centuries—Muscovy Company, Levant Com-
Company, and Plymouth Company.
panies. The American colonies as business enterprises. 5. The eighteenth century a hundred years of struggle for
colonial supremacy. Underlying doctrine: The mercantilist theory in eco
Outline of the struggle with France.
Peace of Paris, 1763.
Treaty of Versailles, 1783.
Reorganization of the government of India.
dex to the national feeling of the period.
“ History of England,” Charles M. Andrews.
“European Background of American History," Edward P. Cheyney.
“History of England in the Age of Elizabeth,” Vol. I, Edward P. Cheyney.
“Supplement to Short History of England,” Edward P. Cheyney.
“Outlines of English Industrial History," Cunningham and McArthur.
“ History of Commerce," Clive Day.
Causes and results.
Condition in 1914.
The Canadian Rebellion; its causes and results.
Condition in 1914.
Cape Colony (work of Livingstone and Stanley).
First and Second Boer Wars.
Reasons for interference.
(5) England in the Far East. References: “ History of Commerce," Clive Day. “History of Commerce in Europe,” H. de B. Gibbins. “ The New Map of Africa,” Herbert Adam Gibbons. “ The Obvious Orient,” Albert Bushnell Hart. “ Modern European History,” Charles D. Hazen. “Medieval and Modern Times," James Harvey Robinson. “ Development of Modern Europe,” Robinson and Beard.
“ Outlines of European History," Vol. II, Robinson and Beard.
“England Overseas,” A. W. Tilby.
“The Expansion of the British Empire,” W. H. Woodward.
“ The Modern World,” Willis M. West. C. Internal Changes in England affecting her commercial
The Corn Laws and their repeal.
Adoption of Free Trade as a general policy.
Change from the domestic to the factory system.
“Introduction to the Social and Industrial History of England,” Edward P. Cheyney.
“ Outlines of English Industrial History,” Cunningham and McArthur.
“ English Industrial History," H. de B. Gibbins. “History of Industry in England,” H. de B. Gibbins. “History of Commerce in Europe,” H. de B. Gibbins. “ Industrial History of Modern England,” G. H. Perris. “Development of Modern Europe,” Vol. II, Robinson and Beard.
“ Selected Readings in English History," Tuell and
Wentworth in Ireland.
Battle of the Boyne and the Treaty of Limerick.
the eighteenth century.
Charles Stewart Parnell.
Disestablishment of the Irish Church. References:
“History of England,” Charles M. Andrews, Index Under Ireland.
* Short History of England,” Supplement, Edward P. Cheyney.
“ Ireland's Story," Johnston and Spencer. “ England in the Nineteenth Century," Justin McCarthy. “ England in Our Own Times,” Justin McCarthy. “ Ireland,” O'Connor Morris. “Outlines of European History," Vol. II, Robinson and Beard.
" Ireland's Cause in England's Parliament," Goldwin Smith.
“ Selected Readings in English History," Tuell and Hatch.
4. The Twentieth Century in Ireland.
Renewal of the Home Rule Struggle.
Policy of Lloyd George.
Workmen's Compensation Act.
Lloyd George Budget.
“Supplement," Edward P. Cheyney.
“Outlines of European History," Vol. II, Robinson and Beard.
“Modern World,” Willis M. West.
Social Democratic Federation.
Fabian Society. References:
“Short History of England,” Supplement, Cheyney, und other text-books as above.
IV. Syndicalism. References:
“Syndicalism,” John Graham Brooks. " Supplement,” Edward P. Cheyney.
GERMANY. General References:
Statesman's Year Book. “ Germany and the Germans,” Price Collier. “German Life in Town and Country," Edgar Dawson. “ Germany of To-day," George Stuart Fullerton. “ Europe Since 1815," Charles D. Hazen. “Modern European History," Charles D. Hazen. “Socialized Germany," F. C. Howe.
“National Geographic Magazine,” May, 1914, “ The Ger. man Nation."
“ History of Western Europe," James Harvey Robinson. “Medieval and Modern Times," James Harvey Robinson. “ Development of Modern Europe,” Robinson and Beard. “Outlines of European History," Vol. II, Robinson and Beard."
“ History of Modern Europe,” Willis M. West.
Relation powers of Emperor, Bundesrath and Reichstag.
King of England.
the British Premier.
the United States. Functions of the government in the German Empire
compared with the functions of the United States
government. Special References:
"Governments and Parties in Continental Europe,” Lowell. B. Position and Influence of Prussia in the Empire. Preponderating influence of Prussia in the German con
Examples: Frederick II and William II.
Expert training for municipal office.
Method of city planning.
“ European Cities at Work,” F. C. Howe. “ Government of European Cities,” William B. Monroe. “Contemporary Civilization," Charles Seignobos. D. Historical Development of the German Empire Since
Prussia's Custom Union.
The Frankfort Parliament and its Failure.
Policy of Blood and Iron.
Proclamation of the new German Empire at Versailles.
Practical working of State Socialism. Industries.
Organization of Industry.
Condition of the laborer in city and country.
Tariff policy and the free ports.
"Outlines of Economic History," Cheesman A. Herrick.
“Socialized Germany," F. C. Howe. Special Topics:
“Socialized Germany," the Port of Hamburg, Howe. “Seen in Germany,” the Lens Works at Jena, Baker. “Seen in Germany," Shipbuilding, Baker.
“Socialized Germany,” Mines, Forests and Agricultural
The Gymnasia and Universities. G. Tendencies of German Literature and Thought. Emphasis on the idea of duty, especially duty to one's
Schiller, historic drama.
Great impetus given to the nationalist spirit.
Recent development of the Pan-German idea.
Colonies in Africa.
“ The New Map of Europe,” Herbert Adams Gibbons. “ The New Map of Africa," Herbert Adams Gibbons.
Statesman's Year Book. Text-books as above. “ The Children of the Nations,” Poultney Bigelow. “ History of Commerce," Clive Day. “ Europe Since 1815," Charles D. Hazen. “Outlines of Economic History,” Cheesman A. Herrick. “ History of Commerce in Europe," H. D. Gibbons.
“Geography in Russian History," “ Popular Science Monthly," January, 1915, Lingelbach.
“Russian Life in Town and Country," Palmer.
“Through Central Asia,” Graham Phillips. “Russia in 1916,” Graham Phillips.
“Development of Modern Europe,” Robinson and Beard.
“Nationality and the War,” A. J. Toynbee. “War and Democracy,” R. W. Seton-Watson.
A. The Land and Its Resources.
C. The Government of Russia.
I. Underlying causes of the revolution. Absolutism of the Czars from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. Government policy of repression. The spy system. Exile to Siberia by judicial process and by administrative process II. Methods of Revolt 1. Peaceful propaganda. 2. Use of the strike as a means of revolution. 3. War on the government by terrorists.
III. Representative organizations in the government. The Douma. Its origin and history. The Zemstvo. D. The Russian Religion. Origin of the Greek Catholic Church. Organization of the Church. Position of the Czar. Attitude towards the Jews. Effect of the religion on foreign affairs. Russia the natural protector of Greek Catholic Christians in the Balkan States.
E. Education in Russia.
A. Present Government of Italy.
B. Steps by which Italian unity was achieved.
Italy in 1815 “a geographical expression.”
Work of Mazzini and Cavour.
War of 1859 and its results.
Garibaldi and the addition of the two Sicilies to the
union. Acquisition of Venetia in 1868. Final union with Rome as the capital in 1870.
C. Position of the Pope in Italy.
D. Economic condition of Italy. E. Colonial ambitions.
Italian part in the Triple Alliance due to jealousy at the French annexation of Tunis.
Conquests in East Africa.
Occupation of Tripoli and Rhodes.
F. “Irridentism " as a moving force in Italian politics.
THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN DUAL MONARCHY.
Text-books as above:
A. The people of Austria-Hungary.
B. The Government.
C. International Relations.
in Continental Europe,”
THE BALRAN STATES.
A. Turkey in Europe.
B. The Government.
C. Independent states which have been formed from the