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Thomas M. Keefe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus
Office: B/L 117
Phone: 610-660-1266


A.B., St. Mary's University of Minnesota

M.A., Denver University

Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago

Courses Taught

HIS 101-102 Historical Introduction to Western Civilization

HIS 321 French Revolution and Napoleon This course will examine the causes of the French Revolution of 1789, the revolutionary governments and the Napoleonic era.

HIS 324 Modern International Socialism This course will explore the important developments of European socialist thought from the late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century utopians and anarchists to the Marxist-Leninists and reform variants that evolved by the eve of World War 1.

HIS 325 France 1814-1914 A study of political, diplomatic, social, economic and religious trends from the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte to the outbreak of the First World War.

HIS 328 European Diplomatic History, 1814-1914 This course will examine and analyze the major European diplomatic episodes from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to 1914. Particular attention will be given to the diplomacy of Talleyrand, Metternich, Castlereagh, Canning, Palmerston, Napoleon III, Cavour, Bismarck and Disraeli.

HIS 335 Germany From French Revolution through World War 1 This course will examine the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon on the German states, the development of the German Confederation and the Zollverein, the contest between Austria and Prussia for German leadership, the Bismarck era and the rule of William II.

HIS 336 The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany This course will focus on the German Revolution of 1918, the creation, development and collapse of the Weimar Republic, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the history of the twelve-year Third Reich.


Modern Germany
Nineteenth Century European socialism
French Revolution and Napoleon