The module aims to introduce you to the importance of ideas, abstract ideals and utopian projects in the construction, and subsequent shaping of historical realities in Early Modern and Modern Western History. Using a broadly chronological sequence of ideas/concepts, it also provides fresh insights into the role played by competing ideologies and values in determining the character or dynamics of the main periods of European and US history since the late Renaissance. The module furnishes you with a basic understanding of the ideas which have shaped Western society, an understanding which not only complements all the other level four History modules but will also serve as a valuable foundation when you take any of the level five and level six History modules. The module particularly complements the level four module U67515 Faiths of the West and particularly prepares you for the level five module U67821 A History of Modern Ideas.

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