OLLI Shares - AU - Consumer Revolution in Early Modern Europe

Dates: September 16 - November 4, 2020

Meets: W from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom Online Session

No Fee: $0.00


Please note: this course requires membership in *OLLI Membership Dues 2020-2021 and OLLI Fall Term

AU collaborative class

Class meets September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 (eight class meetings)

Donna Bohanan, Instructor

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Europeans began to spend significantly more money on non-essential goods. This was the period of the rise of modern consumerism, the major theme of this course. We will address how European acquisitiveness was spurred on by new notions of luxury, fashion, and the exotic as part of a larger consideration of the causes and impact of changing patterns of consumption. Finally, we will rely heavily on the visual image as historical document. *Donna Bohanan retired after 35 years in the Auburn History Department, where she was a specialist in early modern European history. Her most recent book addressed the material and domestic world of provincial nobles in seventeenth-century France, and she has taught a course on the Consumer Revolution to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.

Fee: $0.00

Zoom Online Session

Date Day Time Location
09/16/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
09/23/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
09/30/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/07/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/14/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/21/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
10/28/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session
11/04/2020Wednesday2:30 PM to 4 PM Zoom Online Session


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