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Historical Tripos, 2003: Notice of subjects and periods

The Faculty Board of History give notice that the options for Paper 1 of Part I of the Historical Tripos, 2003 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 295), will be as follows:

(i) No subject specified.
(ii) The Jewish presence in society, 600-1750.
(iii) The early modern parliament, 1509-1689.
(iv) Science and magic in early modern Europe.
(v) Christianity in Africa.
(vi) No subject specified.
(vii) Revolution and revolutionaries in the modern world, 1789-1989.
(viii) The book in medieval and early modern European society.
(ix) The uses of literacy in Europe since 1700.
(x) Migrants: emigration and immigration within and without Europe, the New World, and the Antipodes from the fourth to the twentieth century.
(xi) Gender in history and society from c. 1700 to the present.
(xii) Disease and society in pre-industrial Europe, 1348-1665.
(xiii) Utopian writing, 1516-1789.

The Faculty Board of History give notice that the Special Subjects for Papers 1 and 2 of Part II of the Historical Tripos, 2003 (Statutes and Ordinances, pp. 296, 297) will be as follows:

A. Power and dependence: modes of control in the Roman household and society, c. 50 BC to c. AD 300.
B. The Norman conquest of Britain.
C. Atlantic encounters in the age of Columbus.
D. From Grotius to Hobbes: Natural law and the nature of man, 1590-1651.
E. Oliver Cromwell and his critics, 1599-1698.
F. The politics of laughter: English satirical print, 1730-1830.
G. American women in a revolutionary age, 1760-1810.
H. No subject specified.
I. Fin de Siècle Russia, 1891-1917.
J. No subject specified.
K. Richard Wagner and German history.
L. Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the 'Grand Alliance', 1940-45.
M. No subject specified.
N. Uhuru na Kenyatta: Mau Mau and independence in Kenya, 1942-66.
O. The political economy of Thatcherism, 1974-90.
P. No subject specified.

Candidates for Part II in 2003, who have previously taken Part I of the Historical Tripos and who did not offer in that Part a paper falling mainly in the period before 1750, may meet the requirement to take a pre-1750 paper in Part II (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 298), by offering one of the Special Subjects A, B, C, D, and E listed above or by offering Paper 3 or one of the Papers 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 24, and 28 listed below, or a dissertation, provided that its subject falls mainly in the period before 1750.

Candidates for Part II in 2003, who have previously taken Part I of the Historical Tripos and who did not offer in that Part a paper falling mainly in the period after 1750, may meet the requirement to take a post-1750 paper in Part II (see the Notice on p. 837) by offering one of the Special Subjects F, G, I, K, L, N, and O listed above, or by offering Papers 4 or 5 or one of the Papers 6, 7, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and 29 listed below, or a dissertation, provided that its subject falls mainly in the period after 1750.

The Board also give notice that the subjects for the following papers in Part II of the Historical Tripos, 2003 (Statutes and Ordinances, pp. 296, 297), will be:

3. History of political thought to c. 1700.
4. History of political thought from c. 1700 to c. 1890.
5. Political philosophy and the history of political thought since c. 1890.
6. Japan and the West: development contrasts.
7. The growth of the secret world: intelligence communities and governments in the twentieth century.
8. Sieyes, Robespierre, and political thought in the age of the French Revolution.
9. No subject specified.
10. No subject specified.
11. No subject specified.
12. Transformation of the Roman world (also serves as Paper C4 of Part II of the Classical Tripos).
13. Law and disorder in England, c. 1250-1500.
14. The Vikings in Europe, c. 800-1100 (also serves as Paper 14 of Part II of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Tripos).
15. Death in the Middle Ages, c. 1050 - c. 1550.
16. No subject specified.
17. No subject specified.
18. The cultural history of early modern cities: 1450-1789.
19. The politics of gender: Britain and Ireland, 1790-1990.
20. Nation, state, society, and culture in Germany, 1794-1914.
21. No subject specified.
22. No subject specified.
23. No subject specified.
24. Culture and identity in Britain's long eighteenth century.
25. The history of Africa from 1800 to the present day.
26. The history of the Indian sub-continent from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
27. The rise and fall of segregation in the American South.
28. Conquest and conversion in Spanish America, 1492-1700.
29. The history of the Commonwealth from 1839 to the present day.
30. Historical argument and practice.

Candidates for Part II in 2003, who have previously taken Part I of the Historical Tripos and who did not offer in that Part a paper in European History, may meet the requirement to take a European History paper in Part II by offering one of the following papers: 8, 12, 14, 18, and 20.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 20 June 2001
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