Religion%20and%20Power%2c%20Science%20and%20Superstition%20%20%2829%20%20November%202007%29

Religion%20and%20Power%2c%20Science%20and%20Superstition%20%20%2829%20%20November%202007%29

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H ISTORY 140/141 * F ALL 2007 C AROL S YMES Religion and Power, Science and Superstition: Europe after the Reformation Q UESTIONS TO B E A DDRESSED IN L ECTURE What were-term the political consequences of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation? How did new religious divisions re-draw the map of Europe? How did Elizabeth I of England manage to gain and hold power in this new, divided age? What factors in this new age contributed to the coexistence of a Scientific Revolution and an obsession with witchcraft? How does the trial of Galileo exemplify some of the era’s tensions? A DDITIONAL SOURCES CITED IN LECTURE from the Edict of Nantes (1598) issued by Henry IV of France: We have upon the whole judged it necessary to give to all our said subjects one general law, clear, pure, and absolute, by which they shall be regulated in all differences which have heretofore arisen among them, or may hereafter rise. . . . We have by this edict . . . declared . . . that the memory of all things passed on one part or the other . . . until our coming to the Crown. . . shall remain extinguished and suppressed, as things that had never been. Elizabeth’s speech, as reportedly delivered to the English troops assembled at Tilbury (1588): I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2010 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Crowston during the Fall '06 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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