PossibleMidTermQuestions(Sec0003)Spring08

PossibleMidTermQuestions(Sec0003)Spring08 - kings as Louis...

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Final Exam Possible Mandatory Questions (800-1000 words) 1) Discuss the political ideas of Jean Bodin, Bishop Bossuet, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. What was similar in their views and what was different in their views? 2) Why was rural life in Europe so difficult in seventeenth-century Europe? Did the eighteenth century bring improvement? 3) What did the Scientific Revolution challenge? (NOT RELIGION) How did new scientific ideas affect Enlightenment thought in Europe? 4) How did the slave trade change Europe, politically, economically and socially? 5) How did merchant capitalists gain economic and political control in nineteenth-century Europe? Voluntary Questions (500 words max) 1) What was the theoretical basis for absolute royal authority? What was traditional and what was new in the justification of royal power expressed in late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France? How did such early modern
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Unformatted text preview: kings as Louis XIV communicate their absolute power in the various ceremonies, displays, and symbols of royal authority presented in the evidence? 2) Why did the Lisbon earthquake pose such an intellectual crisis for eighteenth-century thinkers? How did theologians explain the disaster? How did Enlightenment thinkers explain it? In what direction was their thought on the physical world and its relationship to divine forces leading them? 3) What were the natural forces that affected the majority of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europeans? How can we measure the effects of these forces on Europe's farming population? Can we discern any changes that might have allowed Europe's illiterate, rural majority to escape the grip of these natural forces? 4) Taken together, how do these sources represent the economic, social, and political consequences of sugar in a trans-Atlantic context?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course EUH 2100 taught by Professor Herlihy during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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