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World History from the 1500s to the 1700s - Chapter Summary
Get a quality understanding of world history from the 1500s to the 1700s with help from this entertaining chapter! Lessons provide an in-depth look at important events and leaders that influenced this period of time. Refresh your knowledge of religious warfare across Europe, the Enlightenment thinkers and much more. When finished, you will be ready to:
- Discuss events that occurred during the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery and Elizabethan era
- Explain the rise of the vernacular Bible and decline of Latin
- Define and discuss the history and causes of the Scientific Revolution
- Identify major authors and works of 17th- and 18th-century literature
- Provide details about trends, factors and characteristics of world economies in the 1700s
- Describe society and culture in 18th-century Europe
- Share the timeline, causes, inventions and effects of the Agricultural Revolution
Feel free to select any lesson in this chapter as your first, then scroll along the right-hand sidebar to choose others in the sequence you desire. At any time, assess your knowledge of lesson concepts by taking multiple-choice quizzes. If you have questions about chapter topics, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts. Take the practice chapter exam to reinforce your understanding of world history from the 1500s to the 1700s.
1. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview
In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.
2. The Rise of the Vernacular and the Decline of Latin
This lesson explains how Latin was widespread in Europe during the Roman Empire as well as how vernacular languages slowly replaced it. It also reviews how the Romance languages developed.
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 Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders
In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.
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!
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects
The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.
9. 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.
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