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Poverty and the Social Order in Early Modern Europe

Apr 2005

By far one of the best professors I've ever had, met, or heard of. He's brilliant, funny, and very, very nice. He teaches the years the years 1500-2000, and does them all well. His breadth AND depth of knowledge are incredible, but, as previous reviewers have pointed out, he's not at all arrogant. His lectures are fun, his discussions are engaging, and he asks really good questions -- discussion questions that could be essay questions, rather than the all-too-common "guess what word I'm thinking of" strategy that so many professors employ. I would recommend him more strongly than any other professor I've had -- to history majors and non-history majors alike. To anyone who likes nice, smart people. P.S. Poverty and the Social Order in Early Modern Europe is possibly one of the potentially most boring subjects in history, but the class was great, anyway. Now that's saying something. Anyone can make the French Revolution interesting, but to make 16th century poor relief interesting!! Brilliance.