HIS 222 Reading Assignment 2 (Chapter 3)
1. As Wiesner-Hanks suggests, some scholars see the development of the nation-state as
the most significant political development of the period between 1450 and 1600. What
were some of the characteristics of these
HIS-222: Europe, 1450-1789
Summer Session II
Instructor: Jason Stroud [email protected]
Welcome to HIS 222. This course is a survey of the major socio-economic, political, and cultural
trends in Europe from the Renaissance to the French Re
HIS 222 Reading Assignment 8 (Chapter 13)
1) What model for European imperialism emerged in India and Southeast Asia? What were
its effects on the peoples of these regions?
2) Compare and contrast the slave societies that emerged in the Caribbean and Nort
HIS 222 Reading Assignment 7 (Chapter 9)
1) Describe the public sphere that historians have described emerging during the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe. What was its significance to the spread
of the Enlightenment?
2) Why is the Scientifi
1. Europe connected with the world by trading and religion activities. These methods
improved their diplomacy, let European traveled a lot, and they learned things from other
places. They imported skills and technologies to strengthen themselves.
HIS 222 Reading Assignment 4 (Chapter 5)
1) While the Protestant Reformation was diverse and multifaceted, and not always a topdown movement, the role of Martin Luther was undeniably critical. Who was Luther, what
was his critique of the Catholic Church,
HIS 222 Reading Assignment 5 (Chapter 7)
1) What motives drove Portuguese explorers to seek a water route to Asia?
2) What were the results of Spanish and Portuguese discoveries in the Americas and Asia?
3) What factors contributed to the development of p
Reading Assignment 3 (Chapter 4)
1) What was the state of education in Europe from 1450 to 1600? How did the rise of
Protestantism (which we will study in more detail later) affect education during this period?
2) How did Machiavelli represent a change in
HIS 222 Europe 1400-1789
Primary Source Activity #1
Introduction: Historians learn about the past by using primary source materials. Primary
sources may include letters, journal or diary entries, contemporary books or treatises, works of
art, or any other
Reading Assignment 6 (Chapter 9)
1) How have historians interpreted the relationship between the theory of absolutism and
its practice in Europe after 1600? In particular, how have interpretations changed in
2) Discuss the causes and the eff