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Part II Papers for 2018-2019

The following papers are available to students taking Part II. Other than Papers 1, 4, 5 and 6, the list of papers offered may vary from year to year.

Papers listed are those available in the academic year 2018-19.

Section A

1.  Historical Argument and Practice  

Section B

Special Subjects

2. (long essay) and 3. ('gobbets' paper)

A Roman religion: Identity and empire
B The "Angevin Empire", 1150s - 1230s
E The Well-Protected Domains: A spatial history of the Ottoman empire, 1300-1800 
F Heresy, inquisition and society: southern France c.1150-1320
G The culture of the miraculous in Renaissance Italy
I The 1848 Revolutions
J The British and the Ottoman Middle East, 1798-1850 (NEW)
K Fin de siècle Russia, 1891-1917
L The transformation of everyday life in Britain, 1945-1990
M Empires and the American imagination, c. 1763- c. 1900
N Central European Cities: Budapest, Prague, Vienna, 1450-1914  
O Missionary Science, Ethnic Formation and the Religious Encounter in Belgian Congo 1908-60
P Sources of East Asian Modernity, c. 1895-1927
R International diplomacy and the end of the Cold War in Europe, 1985-91

Section C

Political thought

4. History of political thought from c.1700 to c.1890
5. Political philosophy and the history of political thought since c.1890   
6. States between states: The history of international political thought from the Roman empire to the early nineteenth century

Section D

Specified Subjects

7. Transformation of the Roman world [Paper C4 of Part II of the Classical Tripos]
8. The Near East in the age of Justinian and Muhammad, AD527-700 
9. Writing history in the classical world [Paper C3 of Part II of the Classical Tripos]
10. Living in Athens [Paper C1 of Part II of the Classical Tripos
11.  Early Medicine [Paper BBS113 within Part II of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Tripos]
12. The Middle Ages on film: medieval violence and modern identities
13. Man, nature and the supernatural, c.1000-c.1600 
14. Material culture in the early modern world
15. Print and society in early modern England *
17. The politics of knowledge from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment
18. Japanese history [Paper J6 of Part IB of the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Tripos]
19. The Problem of Sustainability, 1500-1987 *
20. World population, development and environment since 1750: comparative history and policy *
21. Borderlands: Life on the Habsburg-Ottoman Frontier, 1521-1881
22. Stalinism and Soviet life ^
23. The long road to modernisation: Spain since 1808  
24. The American Revolution in Unexpected Places 
25.  Persecution and toleration in Britain, 1400-1700 *
27. The history of Latin America, from 1500 to the present day *
29. The history of Africa from 1800 to the present day
30. 'Islands and Beaches': The Pacific and Indian Oceans in the long nineteenth century 

NB: Variable caps apply to Specified papers.  Click on individual links for details.

* These papers may not run in 2019-20 so should not be taken by any students commencing a two-year Part II in October 2018. 

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The History Faculty welcomes expressions of interest for BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019/20. The internal Faculty deadline is 5pm on 16 August 2019.

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