Notes 1.22.08 - Duel Revolutions: Industrial Revolutions,...

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Duel Revolutions: Industrial Revolutions, French Revolution Bourgeoisie o People who lived on aristocrats’ land o Were typically shopkeepers and small businessmen o In between social status of aristocrats and peasants o Bourgeoisie embraced the industrial revolution and consequently making a lot of money o The turn towards representative democracy (French revolution) gave the bourgeoisie more influence on politics their status increased and aristocrats decreased o Peasants had little effect from the revolution o Bourgeoisie become dominant class of power Notion of Progress o Belief that humanity could surpass the quality of life in the ancient world – contrary to the Renaissance o Led to innovations in every sphere, especially technology o Change towards “Western Civilization” Cultural Evolution o Derived from progress and rationality o Example: Edward Tyler’s evolution of religion throughout history: animism (primitive promiscuity society, bands, etc.), polytheism (matrilineal society,
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 315 taught by Professor Hussain during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Notes 1.22.08 - Duel Revolutions: Industrial Revolutions,...

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