Subject: Comparative European History

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Identify and deal with the principle issues of History of Europe, highlighting their constants and their lines of force, through analysis focused on various aspects: political, institutional, economic and financial, without forgetting their relation with culture, religion and society;
2 - Define and illustrate the importance of historical knowledge in the analysis and the comprehension of the present and its function as an essential element in the development framework and social competitiveness;
3 - Understand the processus of the statement/assertion and the specificity of European cultural identity;
4 - 4. Develop the concepts of internationalization, globalization, cultural identities and national and regional identities and transnationalities in the geo-european space;
5 - Improve the capacities of oral and written communications as far as the vocabulary and the conceptual discourse are concerned, which are appropriate to the curricular unit.


1 - Europe of Illuminism
2 - Europe in the 19th century: from the British hegemony to the equilibrium of powers
3 - Europe of the Great Wars / two World Wars (1914-1945)
4 - The European re/construction in the 2nd half of the 20th century
5 - A practical work of scientific research in the area of the European Comparative History
a - Choice of topics
b - The logical steps/phases for a good research
c - Organization of work


SOULIER, Gérard , A Europa ? História, Civilização, Instituições , Instituto Piaget
BEHRENS, C. B. A. , 1967 , O Ancien Regime , Lisboa, Editorial Verbo
BERSTEIN, Serge e MILZA, Pierre, , 2007 , História da Europa, do século XIX ao início do século XXI, , isboa, Plátano Editora
DAVIES, Norman, , 2007 , Europe - East & West, , Pimlico
GILBERT, Martin, , 2013 , A Primeira Guerra Mundial, , Lisboa, Esfera dos Livros,
TREVELYAN, G. M. , 1990 , História Concisa de Inglaterra , Lisboa, Publicações Europa-

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
a) Personal study b) Gathering work Information c) Oral presentation d) Suggested texts reading e) Topics for discussion f) Preparation for assessment Assessment: presence (20%), written & oral presentation (40%), written exams (40%)