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European Empires: An Introduction, 1400–1522

University of Newcastle via FutureLearn

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Learn about European empires and Europe’s history of expansion

It’s the encounters that occurred beyond European borders that shaped Europe itself.

You will become familiar with the origins and nature of European interactions with the lands and people beyond its borders. This includes investigating the discovery of a westward route to the Americas and the building of states, nations and empires.

This online course will focus on primary sources and introduce you to some of the key events, issues and themes of European history that still resonate today.

This course is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of European history or their historical skills.

Taught by

Michael Kilmister


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  • Millie B.

    Millie B. completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This is definitely a course where you get out what you out in. I found it very rewarding. I knew very little history beforehand and found it easy to follow.

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