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Historical Tripos, 2006: 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, 2006 (Statutes and Ordinances, pp. 301-304) will be as follows:

iNo subject specified
iiRoyal and princely courts: ancient, medieval, and early modern
iiiEpidemics, ideas, and colonialism
ivNo subject specified
vMusic in European culture and society, 1750-2004
viDemocracy in theory and practice: an anglo-American perspective
viiRevolution and revolutionaries in the modern world, 1789-1989
viiiThe book in medieval and early modern European society
ixThe uses of literacy in Europe since 1700
xMigrants: emigration and immigration within and without Europe, the New World, and the Antipodes from the fourth to the twentieth century
xiThe body and society in Europe, c. 1500-1970
xiiDisease and society in pre-industrial Europe, 1348-1665
xiiiUtopian 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, 2006 (Statutes and Ordinances, pp. 304-307) will be as follows:

The history of Roman Britain(A)
Saints in medieval society: Francis and Clare of Assisi(B)
Martin Luther and the making of the German Reformation(D)
Tudor monarchy and its critiques(F)
Thomas Hobbes and the English Revolution, 1640-1651(K)
American women in a revolutionary age, 1760-1810(G)
Culture wars in mid-Victorian England, 1848-1859(H)
L'Annee Terrible: war and revolution in France, 1870-1871(J)
Fin de Siècle Russia, 1891-1917(I)
Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the 'Grand Alliance', 1940-1945(L)
Gandhi's politics, 1893-1948(N)
The political economy of globalization, 1939-1974(O)

Candidates for Part II in 2006, 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, pp. 304-307) by offering one of the Special Subjects A, B, D, F, and K listed above or by offering Paper 3 or one of the Papers 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 28 listed below, or a dissertation, provided that its subject falls mainly in the period before 1750.

Candidates for Part II in 2006, 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 by offering one of the Special Subjects G, H, I, J, L, N, and O listed above or by offering Papers 4 or 5 or one of the Papers 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 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, 2006 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 304-307) will be:

3History of political thought to c.1700
4History of political thought from c.1700 to c.1890
5Political philosophy and the history of political thought since c.1890
6Japan and the West: development contrasts
7The rise of the secret world: governments and intelligence communities since c.1900
8No subject specified
9No subject specified
10No subject specified
11No subject specified
12Transformation of the Roman world
13Law and disorder in England, c.1250-1500
14The Near East in the age of Justinian and Muhammad, AD 527-700
15No subject specified
16Islamic Spain and North Africa, 711-1610
17No subject specified
18The cultural history of early modern cities, 1450-1789
19The politics of gender: Britain and Ireland, 1790-1990
20European Fascism, 1919 to the present
21The nationalization of culture in Britain since c.1800
22No subject specified
23No subject specified
24Culture and identity in Britain's long eighteenth century
25The history of Africa from 1800 to the present day
26The history of the Indian sub-continent from the late eighteenth century to the present day
27The rise and fall of segregation in the American South
28The history of Latin America in the colonial period c.1500-1830
29The British Empire and the Commonwealth from 1780 to the present day
30Historical argument and practice

Candidates for Part II in 2006, 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: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.


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Cambridge University Reporter 16 June 2004
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