Early Modern Europe

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  • Early Modern Europe

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    For understanding entirely the emergence of modern European states in the fifteen and sixteen centuries it is central to study the trend of representative assemblies to disappear at the same time that centralized monarchies gained power. There is extensive literature on parliament and political institutions of the period, explaining the decline but also the role they played in the government. This paper describes the issues that determined the development of these institutions using on secondary

  • Christianity in Early-Modern Europe

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    The role of religion in early-modern Europe (from about 1400 to 1700) religion remained an essential ‘lens’ through which members of this period viewed their lives and the world around them. The influence of religious outlooks was always important during this time period. This can be seen through Cabeza de Vaca’s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America, Michel de Montaigne’s On Cannibals, and the political works of philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. These authors’ works can only be

  • Changes in Early Modern Europe

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    Early modern Europe, specifically Spain and England, was going through major growing pains in the period before discovery and settlement of the New World. Recovery from the Black Plague, religious reformation, and newly formed nation-states were on the forefront of these changes. The political environment, economy, and religion were all intertwined during the upheaval of the Old World which proved to be a driving force in the search for and eventual settlement of new lands. The Reformation and

  • The Effect of Trade on Early Modern Europe

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    Before I discuss trade and Early Modern Europe, I think the connection to capitalism needs to be made. Economists stated it was the transformation of the European economy through investment in new, larger-scale processes of trade and production and termed this the rise of capitalism (Weisner-Hanks, 203).” It was viewed that trade was at the center of the development of the modern world. Adam Smith, in Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, identified the natural instinct of

  • The Control of Women in Early Modern Europe

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    well after the sixteenth and seventh centuries in early modern Europe. Women were under the control of men. Works Cited Schneider, Zoe. “Women Before the Bench: Female Litigants in Early Modern Normandy.” Early Modern Europe: Issues and Interpretations. Eds. James B. Collins and Karen L. Taylor. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. 2006. 241-257. Weisner, Merry. “Political, Economic, and Legal Structures.” Early Modern Europe: Issues and Interpretations. Eds. James B

  • Religion and Commerce in Early Modern Europe

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    religious history inevitably turn to the question of whether religious ideals throughout history remain absolute or are relative to the social, political and economic trends of the time. For example, students are sometimes disturbed to learn that in early Christian history, conversion was often in response to economic or political benefits rather than religious fervor. Naturally, at the Catholic prep school where I teach, students want to believe religious ideals and rhetoric are absolute. Yet, when

  • Functions of festivals in Early Modern Europe

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    Functions of festivals in Early Modern Europe 'What were the functions of popular festivals, etc. in Early Modern Europe? And why did the authorities, civil and ecclesiastical seek to control or suppress them?' In Early Modern Europe festivals were the setting for heroes and their stories, to be celebrated by the populace. They posed a change from their everyday life. In those days people lived in remembrance of one festival and in expectance of the next. Different kinds of festivals were celebrated

  • Advantages to the Industrial Revolution in Early Modern Europe

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    Prior to industrialization, the population of Europe saw a dramatic growth – from 110,000,000 to 190,000,000. What triggered this growth? Likely the end of feudalism. The end of feudal contracts gave people a little more say in their day-to-day working activities, resulting in more time spent at home, which ultimately resulted in childbearing. This would leave citizens scrambling both to provide needs for the population as a whole, and to improve the individuals overall quality of life. This resulted

  • The Differences and Similarities of the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

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    While taking the class of Early Modern European History there was two states that really stuck out and peaked my interest the most. They were the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. If you compare and contrast both the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe during the 16th Century through the 18th Century, you will see that there are a number of similarities as well as differences when you look at the expansion of the states. You will also see many of these contrasts as well when you look in

  • The Unfair Prosecution of Women: Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

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    Maleficarum. The article Witchcraft Beliefs and Witch Hunts by Niek Koning, a senior lecturer in agricultural economics and rural policy for the University of Wagenigen, provides socio-economic and rural views of the prosecution of witches in early modern Europe. He explains the evolution of witchcraft belief that coincided with agricultural and societal development. Brian Levack takes an in-depth look at all aspects of witchcraft in his Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology: a Twelve Volume

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