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Unformatted text preview: solve many of the original problems that caused it, how do you account for its end? How did early modern Europeans explain it? 2. How did religion motivate and affect political action in Spain, France, and England? It would help here if you focused on the career of one ruler in each of these three territories. 3. How did the social, economic, and religious changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries affect traditional urban and rural society, that is, the society we studied in previous chapters? 4. In what ways was the most powerful state of the era–Spain–exceptional among western European monarchies, and in what ways was it typical of them? 5. What caused the economic stresses of these decades, and how did ordinary people cope with them? 6. In what ways do the literature and art of this period reflect the political, social, and religious conflicts of the age?...
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- Fall '08
- Elizabeth I, Thirty Years' War, Cardinal Richelieu, political action, early modern Europeans, Rural Society