Outline - 18th century Political and Social Life

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Political and Social Life in Eighteenth Century Europe 18th Century Europe Agrarian Dominated by rank and privilege Continuation of basic patterns The emergence of new ideas, trends and practices: o The influence of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment o Demographic Changes o New Economic dynamics o Tension within social structures 18th Century Politics Monarchs and “Divine Rights” The emergence of Enlightened Absolutism The ruler as servant of the state Continued centralization The Emergence of the Five Great Powers o Bourbon France o Habsburg Austria o Hohenzollern Prussia o Hanoverian England o Romanov Russia 18th Century Age of Monarchy The Disappearance of the “Dualistic State” The Rise of the Absolutist State o Standing armies
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o Royal bureaucracies o The Church The Triumph of rule by “Divine Right” The political impact of Enlightenment thought Enlightened Absolutism o Natural Law and “Natural Rights” o
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