Questions to consider?:
Why does all of this matter?
Were there any effects of this Century? What were they? Why were they
What modern day examples can we see of the effects of the 18 th century?
India was a rich nation, ea
The Age of Absolutism in Europe (1600-1750)
Treaty of Westphalia (1648)
o Changed way countries dealt with one another national sovereignty was
respected for the first time
o England and France became the two dominant powers of the 17 th ce
Concept of the city state is important
Changed how people saw themselves.
Places like Florence, Pisa, Venice, Mulan, who all become banking centers.
Growing merchant class. Instead of being farmers, middleman growth.
o Italy becomes ad
Seven Years War
Modernization Theory: One countrys political movement from traditional to
modern societies and political ideals and why some countries were left behinds
Dependency Theory: The creation of third world nations in which labour can be
The West and the World
What will we be looking at?
Renaissance 15/16 Century
Reformation of the Church 16 Century
Scientific Revolution 16/17 Century
Enlightenment 18 Century
Age of Revolution 18/19 Century
The Black Death
Middle Ages: A world w
Libya: A Message for the Dictators of Today
At the time of this writing, the twenty-first century appears to be a time of revolution and
conflict in the world. Early places of rebellion have become catalysts for other regions, such as
Saudi Arabia, Yemen,
Renaissance and Reformation
Differenced Between Now and Then (Review):
Local control of politics; central institutions were weak
Hierarchical Nature of Society
Tradition and Religion
Great danger from disease, poor hygiene, famine, natural disaste
History Midterm Test
Johann Gutenberg Created the printing press, which revolutionized the passing of
information during the Renaissance. Gutenbergs invention made literature much more widely
available, forcing literacy to be a skill more common
Enlightenment (1700 1789)
Chapters 4, 5, 6 Test.
Age of Enlightenment A world of absolute monarchies
Relied on Colonies to enhance the state
Britain, France, and Holland see a growth in the middle class.
Economic change occurred wit
Industrial Revolution Theory
1800 1850, two revolutions. The Dual Revolution. The Industrial Revolution social,
economic changes that are marked the transition from an agricultural community to an
urban society. Relies on complex machinery.