Mar 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

HIS 330-01 - Politics of Food in Early-Modern England

4 credits (Spring)
Through an examination of the conflicts surrounding the purchase, consumption, and production of food, as well as the processes by which food became politicized, classed, and gendered, this class offers a chronological and thematic look at the ‘century of revolutions’ in England beginning with Elizabeth I’s ‘second reign’ in 1590 and ending with the Act of Union in 1707. We will utilize case studies about food to explore how an early modern ‘moral economy’ and an ideology of governance centered on the person of the monarch gave way to a modern, commercialized economy and parliamentary politics. Students will develop a substantial research project over the course of the semester.

Prerequisite: HIS 100  and HIS 233 , HIS 234 , HIS-295 Global Cultural Encounters, or HIS-295 When the World Became Global.  
Instructor: Chou