01-20-09 The Enlightenment and the World of the Old Regime

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1/20/09 The Enlightenment and the World of the Old Regime I. The Enlightenment in Context a. Roots and Influences b. Main Themes c. Rousseau II. Europe in the 18 th Century a. Life in the Old Regime Europe b. France before the Revolution Events that set the stage of the Enlightenment (3, look for the one more) - King Louis XIV of France revokes the Edict of Nantes (1590s) in 1685, ending 100 year long toleration of Protestantism; convert or leave 1. More than 200,000 fled from France to Berlin and Geneva, Netherlands, England - The Scientific Revolution 1. Development 0f new technology allowed people to look deeper inside of life, human beings and outside of our realm (planets); the need to observe and test the surrounding world 2. We can use our senses to understand the world around us; if that is true for animals, doesn’t also apply to institutions and courses of thought (political science and social science ) 3. The ability to travel enabled Europeans to think of other parts of the world and see how they are perceived; spurred travel writing,
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course HIST 104 taught by Professor Lerner during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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