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SS 9: The Modern Age - Review

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Devon Allen

on 5 September 2013

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Transcript of SS 9: The Modern Age - Review

The Modern Age: Review
True or False
Europeans in the middle ages were more interested in the living world around them than Europeans during the Modern Age.
The Early Modern Age
The Power of Kings
A Round World?
As Kings in Europe gained power, the concept of a "nation" began to take hold with people seeing themselves as English and French
During the Modern Age, people believed that the heavens revolved around the Earth.
False
True
True and False
Around 1500, Europe began to experience massive changes in its political, religious, social, economic, and intellectual life.
It was during the renaissance and reformation that people in Europe began questioning all aspects of their lives, from political systems to the position of the Earth in the universe...
Until the Reformation, all Europeans had been Roman Catholics, but dissent was growing within the Church.
With religious turmoil increasing political instability in Europe, Kings began to seek more power for themselves at the expense of nobles and church authorities.
Economics
By 1500, the economy of Europe was thriving with the population rapidly growing as a result of improvements in agricultural production.
The landscape of Europe was gradually changing from a rural one to an urban one.
Humanism
During the Renaissance, Europeans became more interested in the life of the world. They also developed a belief that humans were capable of doing anything they put their mind to.
Europeans astronomers like Copernicus and Galileo began arguing that the Earth revolved around the sun. This directly challenged the Christian belief in an Earth-Centered universe.
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