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070095 PS BA-Proseminar - Plantation Slavery and (second) Serfdom. (2020S)

Early Modern Economic and Seigneurial Institutions in Comparative Perspective

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 10.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 17.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 24.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 31.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 21.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 28.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 05.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 12.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 19.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 26.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 09.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 16.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 23.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Tuesday 30.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Slave plantations (in the Americas) and demesne lordships (in Eastern Europe) constituted two social and economic systems coexisting in the Early Modern World. They emerged during the 16th and 17th centuries in different parts of the world and left a deep imprint on these regions until the 19th century. Both were based on coerced labour and produced commodities for supra-regional markets. A comparative approach should enable us to find out common features and differences.
The subject is suited for a Proseminar, dedicated to introduce the participants to a research field and the debates, methods and sources related to it, in several respects: the slave plantation and the lordly domain are to fundamental institutions of the early modern period; a number of still ongoing debates are connected with them; edited sources and empirical studies are numerous; systematic comparison is an important method of historical research.
Good (passive) knowledge of English is required; knowledge of a Slavic language is welcome.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation;
written answers of questions about texts to read;
several smaller exercises and presentations;
seminar paper ca, 40.000 signs (15 pages manuscripte)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

20 points presence and participation
40 points smaller exercises
40 points seminar paper
60 Points arte required für positive evaluation.
1 (sehr gut) 100-90 points
2 (gut) 89-81 points
3 (befriedigend) 80-71 points
4 (genügend) 70-60 points
5 (nicht genügend) 59-0 points

Examination topics

The full content of the course. Additional materials on moddle.

Reading list

Peter Kolchin, Unfree Labor. American Slavery and Russian Serfdom, Cambridge (Mass.) and London 1987.
Trevor Burnard, Planters, Merchants, and Slaves. Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820, Chicago and London 2015.
Markus Cerman, Villagers and Lords in Eastern Europe, 1300-1800, Basingstoke 2012.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Globalgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (5 ECTS)

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