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You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:
- Reigns of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
- England's Golden Age
- Religious warfare during the Reformation
- Decline of Spain and rise of the Dutch Republic
- The 30 Years War
- Reign and expansions of Louis XIV
- 17th century empires
- Rise of Austria and creation of Prussia
- Westernization of Russia
- Partition of Poland
- European society and culture in the 18th century
- Baroque architecture, sculptures and paintings
- Competing views of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes
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1. Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth: Catholic vs. Anglican
This lesson will explain the conflict between Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England that eventually led to Mary's execution. It will also highlight the conflict between Catholicism and Protestant England.
2. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age
This lesson will focus on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as England's Golden Age. It will highlight England's advancements in economic growth, the sciences, the arts, and exploration under the lone rule of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.
3. Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation
This lesson will explain the different wars which waged across Europe during the Reformation. It will begin with the German Peasants' Revolt and continue through the 30 Years' War, ending with the Peace of Westphalia.
4. The Decline of Spain & Emergence of Competing Powers
In this lesson, we explore the changing geopolitical situation in seventeenth-century Europe. As Spain's power lessened, other powers such as France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands vied to replace Spain as the preeminent power of Europe.
5. The Rise of the Dutch Republic & Their Golden Age: History & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the birth of the Dutch Republic and the Dutch Golden Age which followed. Through innovation and economic success, the Dutch became one of the most powerful nations in seventeenth-century Europe.
6. The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants
This lesson will explore the reasons for the 30 Years' War. It will highlight the different phases of the war while also explaining why most of Europe took up battle against the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburg Dynasty.
7. Westphalia and Peace of Augsburg: States' Rise to Sovereignty and Decline of the Empire
This lesson focuses on the Holy Roman Empire during the Reformation. As it highlights the Peace of Augsburg and the Peace of Westphalia, it will illustrate the rise of state power, and the decline of the empire.
8. The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence
In this lesson, we explore the reign of Louis XIV in France. Domestically, Louis revolutionized numerous facets of French government and administration over his 72-year reign.
9. French Expansion Under Louis XIV: Conflicts & Overview
In this lesson, we explore the initial expansion and eventual reduction of French territory during the reign of Louis XIV of France, and the numerous wars fought and political games played in the process.
10. Old Empires in the Mid-17th Century: History, Timeline & Characteristics
In this lesson, we discuss the old empires of Central and Eastern Europe in the 17th century: Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. In discussing the Holy Roman Empire's decline, we also preview the two states that filled the power vacuum its failure created.
11. The Rise of Austria & Strengthening of the Hapsburg Monarchy
In this lesson, we explore the rise of the Austrian state in the second half of the 17th and first half of the 18th centuries. Austrian expansion and government centralization turned it into one of Europe's foremost powers by 1740.
12. The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the creation and rise of the Prussian state during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The keen reforms of the Hohenzollern rulers built Prussia into a fearsome state; one that would later form the backbone of modern Germany.
13. Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History
In this lesson, we explore the reign of arguably Russia's greatest monarch, Peter the Great. We'll also look at the westernization of Russian life and government that he implemented.
14. The Partition of Poland: History, Timeline & Causes
In this lesson, we explore the 3-part Partition of Poland, where Austria, Russia and Prussia divided Polish territory among themselves in the late 18th century until Poland ceased to exist.
15. 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.
16. Baroque Sculpture: Characteristics & Style
In this lesson, we explore the development of Baroque sculpture across Europe, from the creations of the Italian genius, Bernini, to France and the sculptural excellence of Puget's glorified King Louis XIV. We'll also stop in Germany, Spain and Belgium.
17. Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features
This lesson explores the development of Baroque architecture. We begin in Italy by tracing the development of several Baroque themes, culminating in the Vatican itself. We then move to France, where these trends further developed, reaching their apex in Louis XIV's ambitious palace at Versailles.
18. Baroque Painting: Style, Characteristics & Artists
This lesson covers the development of Baroque painting as it spread across Europe. We explore the works of Caravaggio in Italy, Velazquez in Spain, Rubens in Belgium, Lorrain in France and Rembrandt in Holland.
19. Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views
In this lesson, we discuss the two premier English political theorists of the 17th century: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. We'll also take a look at their impact on Western philosophy in contemporary and modern times.
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Other chapters within the Glencoe World History: Online Textbook Help course
- Glencoe World History Chapter 1: The First Humans
- Glencoe World History Chapter 2: Western Asia & Egypt
- Glencoe World History Chapter 3: India & China
- Glencoe World History Chapter 4: Ancient Greece
- Glencoe World History Chapter 5: Rome & the Rise of Christianity
- Glencoe World History Chapter 6: The World of Islam
- Glencoe World History Chapter 7: Early African Civilizations
- Glencoe World History Chapter 8: The Asian World
- Glencoe World History Chapter 9: Emerging Europe & the Byzantine Empire
- Glencoe World History Chapter 10: Europe in the Middle Ages
- Glencoe World History Chapter 11: The Americas
- Glencoe World History Chapter 12: Renaissance & Reformation
- Glencoe World History Chapter 13: The Age of Exploration
- Glencoe World History Chapter 15: The Muslim Empires
- Glencoe World History Chapter 16: The East Asian World
- Glencoe World History Chapter 17: Revolution & Enlightenment
- Glencoe World History Chapter 18: The French Revolution & Napoleon
- Glencoe World History Chapter 19: Industrialization & Nationalism
- Glencoe World History Chapter 20: Mass Society & Democracy
- Glencoe World History Chapter 21: The Height of Imperialism
- Glencoe World History Chapter 22: East Asia Under Challenge
- Glencoe World History Chapter 23: War & Revolution
- Glencoe World History Chapter 24: The West Between the Wars
- Glencoe World History Chapter 25: Nationalism Around the World
- Glencoe World History Chapter 26: World War II
- Glencoe World History Chapter 27: Cold War & Postwar Changes
- Glencoe World History Chapter 28: The Contemporary Western World
- Glencoe World History Chapter 29: Latin America
- Glencoe World History Chapter 30: Africa & the Middle East
- Glencoe World History Chapter 31: Asia & the Pacific
- Glencoe World History Chapter 32: Challenges & Hopes for the Future