2023-2024 / HIST0048-1

Institutions of the early modern era


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Annick Delfosse

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course will deal with the establishment of the early modern State and the institutional abundance resulting from it. We will give priority to the French and Habsburg spaces.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of this course will not be to draw up an accurate and elaborate catalogue of all the political, juridical, economical... institutions of the Early Modern Europe - unrealistic enterprise - but well to give an outline of the gradual sedimentation of all sorts of institutions, intended to go on ... in an apparent disorder! I hope to give you the skill to catch "the spirit of the institutions" (D. Richet) and drive you able to determine the rules, the values and the stakes of it.

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Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

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Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

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Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Annick Delfosse Département des Sciences historiques 1b, quai Roosevelt, B-4000 Liège Tél. : 04.3665461 E-mail : adelfosse@uliege.be

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