Ch 19: FTCE Humanities: 18th Century Art, Philosophy & Politics

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Take some time to go through the material in this chapter. We created it to enable you to fully prepare for questions on the FTCE Humanities exam, which covers content about 18th century art, philosophy and politics.

FTCE Humanities: 18th Century Art, Philosophy & Politics - Chapter Summary

Political, philosophical and art content are the focuses of these lessons, which are not that long. Going through them gives you a better understanding of:

  • 1700 economics
  • The Peace of Utrecht
  • Reform in Great Britain in the 1700's
  • Enlightened despots in France
  • Culture of the 18th century
  • Ann Radcliffe and Daniel Defoe
  • Romantic poetry
  • William Hogarth

Whether it's art, philosophy or political information about the 18th century, these video lessons can help you quickly review concepts for the exam. Throughout your journey, use the self-assessment quizzes to see what information you retained from this chapter. This gives you a good idea of how prepared you are. Navigating around this chapter is easy thanks to our user-friendly dashboard.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: FTCE Humanities: 18th Century Art, Philosophy & Politics
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World Economies in the 1700s: Trends, Factors & Characteristics

1. World Economies in the 1700s: Trends, Factors & Characteristics

In this lesson, we explore the economic trends of 18th-century Europe and the demographic and ideological factors which made the Industrial Revolution possible.

The Peace of Utrecht: Definition & Impact

2. The Peace of Utrecht: Definition & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the Peace of Utrecht that ended the War of the Spanish Succession and the widespread ramifications it had for the emerging and declining powers of Western Europe.

Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

3. Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

In this lesson we explore the political developments of eighteenth-century Britain, from the formation and union of Great Britain to the political reforms and ideologies of Edmund Burke and William Pitt the Younger.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

4. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.

Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

5. Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

A lot can happen in 200 years, as you'll see on our lesson that introduces you to British literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. Go from Shakespeare to the invention of the novel to the introduction of a prominent dictionary in our video below!

Society & Culture of the 18th Century

6. Society & Culture of the 18th Century

In this lesson, we explore 18th-century European society and how it changed due to factors such as freer markets and population growth. We'll also learn about the popular culture enjoyed by those with enough leisure time to indulge in it.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

7. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature

8. Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Literature

Meet the mysterious Ann Radcliffe, a pioneering author who helped create the genre we know today as Gothic literature. As you learn more about her works and style, we'll also look at what constitutes a Gothic novel.

Introduction to Daniel Defoe: Biography and Major Works

9. Introduction to Daniel Defoe: Biography and Major Works

Castaways, pirates, spies and political prisoners. Some of it is fiction and some of it is the author's real life. In this lesson, you'll learn more about Daniel Defoe, one of England's most prolific and exciting authors.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

10. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

William Hogarth: Biography, Paintings & Engravings

11. William Hogarth: Biography, Paintings & Engravings

William Hogarth became an established painter and engraver during the early and mid-1700s. This lesson will discuss how his life influenced the satirical and expressive nature of his paintings and engravings.

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