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EUST 232: Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory

The memory of World War I looms large in British politics, especially around the centenary of the treaty of Versailles. While it has done much to unite European elites around ideas of shared governance and economic cooperation, it continues to divide historians and the general public in Britain. Beginning with a tour of the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, we will be reading about these ongoing controversies. These readings will be accompanied by further visits to the Imperial War museum in Manchester and the war memorials in Cambridge and London. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Cambridge OCS Program
3 credits; S/CR/NC; LA, IS; Offered Summer 2019; P. Petzschmann