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Unformatted text preview: Europe Turks defeated at Vienna in 1683 Russia became westernized by Peter the Great Rationalism England- Constitutional monarchy France- Absolutist state Thomas Hobbs (1588-1679) was a political philosopher; believed without power we were in war (every man for himself). To get common power we must put all power in one man or an assembly of men that will create unity between the people (Commonwealth). Jacques Bossuet (1627-1704) was the Bishop of Meaux during Louis XIV reign and believed in royal authority. Royal authority is: Sacred (God), Paternal (No Truth), Absolute (Escape public power), Ruled by Reason....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 32.154F taught by Professor Racheotes during the Spring '08 term at Mass Colleges.
- Spring '08