This is a draft template syllabus for "The Era of the Great War", an upper-level course offered in a department of history. The syllabus provides a core set of readings and links, with plenty of room for the adopter to add or subtract materials, and to craft their own assignments. The course focuses on the wider period of the war, including art and literature, women and war, a peek into two cases from the colonies, a re-visiting of the Arab revolt and Lawrence, and a larger dimension of the mixing of historiography and the value of primary sources, including contemporary reporting. Why is World War One still relevant? New research, revisionist history, and climate warmings all conspire to provide new lenses through which one can analyze a century-old series of events.
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