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1 EUROPE In the early Modern Era.. Illustrating some of the key Acorn points

2 Starting with the ____________ a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly from the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in_______ in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The availability of paper and the invention of the p_________ ________ (moveable type) sped the dissemination of ideas from the later 15th century.cultural movementLate Middle Ages ________A system of thought that centers on humans and their values, capacities, and worth although that does NOT mean non-reilgious John Green:

3 the Renaissance As merchants’ profits increased and governments collected more taxes, funding for the visual and performing arts, even for popular audiences, increased. Innovations in visual and performing arts were seen all over the world. (such as Renaissance art in Europe...) Literacy expanded accompanied by the proliferation of popular authors, literary forms and works of literature in Afro-Eurasia. (such as Shakespeare, Cervantes

4 Realism & Expression First nudes since classical times.  Expulsion from the Garden, Masaccio, 1427

5 2. Perspective Perspective! Perspective! Perspective! Perspective! Perspective! First use of linear perspective! Perspective! Perspective!  The Trinity  Masaccio  1427 What you are, I once was; what I am, you will become.

6 3. Classicism  Greco-Roman influence.  Humanism.  Individualism  free standing figures.  Symmetry/Balance The “Classical Pose” Medici “Venus” (1c)

7 4. Geometrical Arrangement of Figures  The Dreyfus Madonna with the Pomegranate  Leonardo da Vinci  1469  The figure as architecture!

8 6. Light & Shadowing/Softening Edges Chiaroscuro Sfumato


10 Art and Patronage the support and consumption of art was used as a form of competition for social & political status

11  Vitruvian Man  Leonardo da Vinci  1492 The L’uomo universale

12 The Renaissance “Man” Broad knowledge about many things in different fields. Deep knowledge/skill in one area. Able to link information from different areas/disciplines and create new knowledge. The Greek ideal of the “well-rounded man” was at the heart of Renaissance education.

13 horizontal vertical Perspective! The Last Supper - da Vinci, 1498

14  David  Michelangelo Buonarotti  1504  Marble

15  The Pieta  Michelangelo Buonarroti  1499  marble The Popes as Patrons of the Arts

16 The Sistine Chapel Michelangelo Buonarroti 1508 - 1512

17 The School of Athens Raphael, 1510 -11 Raphael Da Vinci Michelangelo

18 Aristotle: looks to this earth [the here and now]. Plato: looks to the heavens [or the IDEAL realm]. The School of Athens – Raphael, details

19 Averroes Hypatia Pythagoras

20 Zoroaster Ptolemy Euclid

21 1.The Virgin Mary. (n) 2.A picture, statue, or medallion of the Virgin Mary, typically depicted seated and holding the infant Jesus.(d) ma·don·na /mə ˈ dänə/

22 Why first in the Italian _____- _______? $$$$$ ------ You have to have it to be a patron of art And why $$$$$$$? Because each city state specialized in the production of a good and G__________ and especially V_______ became stinking rich because of trade with the O__________ empire. And what centuries primarily?

23 Development and interaction of __________ Religions Belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies Science and technology The arts and architecture Other ideas regarding theme 2

24 Martin Luther and the Reformation 1517; Germany The practice of Christianity continued to spread throughout the world and was increasingly diversified by the process of diffusion and the Reformation.


26 Luther Quotes “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” ― Martin LutherMartin Luther “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin LutherMartin Luther

27 Jesuits COUNTER REFORMATION The Council of Trent, the 19th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, was held from 1545 to 1563 in the town of Trent in northern Italy. The council responded to the Protestant Reformation and defined the dogmas of the church. Italian Renaissance painter Titian attended the council in about 1555 and recorded his impressions in this painting. it_tradition/

28 Religious divisions in Europe, 1648

29 Where were Christian missionary efforts the most successful in the 15 th and 16 th century and what branch was it?

30 Prevailing world religions today....

31 In the early years of the 16th century, to combat the rising tide of religious unorthodoxy, the Pope gave Cardinal Ximinez of Spain leave to move without let or hindrance throughout the land, in a reign of violence, terror and torture that makes a smashing film. This was the____________ _____________ History of the world Monty Python:

32 European technological developments in cartography and navigation built on previous knowledge developed in the classical, Islamic and Asian worlds, and included the production of new tools, (such as astrolabe or revised maps) innovations in ship designs (such as caravels) and an improved understanding of global wind and currents patterns, all of which made transoceanic travel and trade possible See: Remarkable new transoceanic maritime reconnaissance occurred in this period.. re·con·nais·sance also re·con·nois·sance (r -k n -s ns, -z ns ) n. An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information

33 Reconnaissance... In the 15 th century


35 TechnologyTechnology

36 Maritime Technologies Hartman Astrolabe (1532) Better Maps [Portulan] Sextant Mariner’s Compass

37 Ferdinand Magellan & the First Circumnavigation of the World: early 16 th Century

38 . Portuguese development of a school for navigation led to increased travel to and trade with West ________and resulted in the construction of a global ________- _________ empire Henry the Navigator leading Vasco de Gama, Magellan, and other Portuguese explores

39 Spanish sponsorship of the first Columbian and subsequent voyages across the Atlantic and Pacific dramatically increased European interest in transoceanic travel and trade. Northern Atlantic crossings for fishing and settlements continued and spurred European searches for multiple routes to Asia.

40 The new connections between the Eastern and Western hemispheres resulted in the Columbian Exchange.

41 Ooh ahh the CE illustrates which theme? ___________________ Demography Disease Migration technology Interaction between humans and the environment

42 Political structures and forms of governance Empires Nations and nationalism Revolts and revolution Regional, transregional, and global structures and organizations And on to another theme: __________-building, expansion and conflict state as an institutional structure charged with exercising authority within a definable jurisdictional purview (which is often territorial in nature generally used to refer to the political power exercised over a defined geographic territory through a set of public institutions

43 European states, including Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France and Britain, established new ______________ empires in the Americas. maritime


45 By the way... Russia is creating a _______ based empire.... Using in part tax farming Rulers used tribute collection and tax farming to generate revenue for territorial expansion.

46 Tax farming: assigning the responsibility for tax revenue collection to private citizens or groups historical examples in the early modern era: Ottoman, Mughal, Qing, France, Spain, Holland, England and Russia an important step in the development of state revenues and economic growth by providing a method for collecting taxes across a large area without the need for a tax-collecting b______________

47 The Ya'ruba and the expulsion of the Portuguese In the early 16th century the Portuguese trading empire sought to extend its influence and reduce Oman ’ s control over the thriving Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean routes. Portuguese troops invaded Oman and captured some of the coastal areas, occupying them for up to 150 years before being defeated by Sultan bin Saif Al Ya ’ rubi. During the Ya ’ ruba period (1624 – 1744) Oman entered an era of prosperity at home and abroad, and many of the Sultanate ’ s historic buildings and forts date from this time. Competition over ________ routes (such as Omani-European rivalry in the Indian Ocean and ________in the Caribbean), state rivalries (such as the Thirty Years War or the Ottoman-Safavid conflict), and local resistance (such as bread riots) all provided significant challenges to state consolidation and expansion.


49 The Thirty Years War significant challenges to state consolidation and expansion describes a massive continental conflict between European states motivated by both political and economic reasons but complicated by ___________ differences

50 Treaty of Westphalia (1648) Ended 30 Years War; Dissolution of Holy Roman Empire Set foundation for sovereign competing nation states (NOT imperial or papal) and principle of Balance of Power Principle of religious determination for each state

51 Effects Europeans perfect military (b/c of competition) whereas China, India and Islamic lands had no such incentives to improve military Europe is a land of many sovereign states not a land based empire Balance of Power as a principle in inter-state relations

52 Seven Year War See John Green on 7 year war

53 more on Political Developments Increasing c_________ of government in W Europe as monarchs in Spain, England and France curb power of nobility (NOT Italy and Germany) and develop REGIONAL land based states and start on some maritime empires The power of existing political and economic elites (such as the zamindars in the Mughal Empire, nobility in Europe or daimyo in Japan) fluctuated as they confronted new challenges to their ability to affect the policies of the increasingly powerful monarchs and leaders. Europe in 1600

54 L’ etat c’est moi! ________-: no room for any one else in making law and policy legitimized by “divine right” deriving his right to rule directly from the will of God. The king is not subject to the will of his people, the aristocracy, or any other estate of the realm; to rebel is blasphemyaristocracyestate of the realm France, Spain, Austria, Prussia and Russia Louis XIV Absolutism vs Constitutionalism

55 Hall of Mirrors A visual display of political power Versailles How does this help the sun king control the nobles?

56 More Absolute Rulers Controlling the nobles

57 . Nobles gain absolute power over serfs in Russia

58 Vs.... ________ States England and the Netherlands Puts limits on governments) Allows merchants freedom from govt Recognized individual rights Representative institutions (goes back to Magna Carta in 1215 England)

59 Theme 4: Creation, expansion, and interaction of ____________ systems Agricultural and pastoral production Trade and commerce Labor Systems Industrialization Capitalism and socialism

60 Prior to the industrial revolution, the economic size of a nation was directly proportional to its population, which was dominantly rural. Agricultural surpluses permitted an initial division of labor and was used to support various crafts, administrative and service activities. The capacity to grow food was therefore the foundation of wealth of nations, since the greater the food surplus the larger the potential base for non-agricultural activities. Since China and India were mostly relying on rice cultivation (the most productive form of agriculture) supported by extensive irrigation systems, they achieved early in history the world's largest populations and correspondingly the largest GDP. They jointly accounted for 50% of the world's GDP up to the early 19th century. This situation would endure until the industrial revolution. The mechanization of production brought by the industrial revolution broke the relationship between population and economic output. Source: Data compiled by A. Maddison, University of Groningen. Historically, the world's balance of wealth undertook two major shifts, one triggered by the industrial revolution (early 19th century) and the other, unfolding, triggered by globalization (late 20th century). Share of the World's GDP, 1AD - 2008

61 Europe in the world economy far more important role than earlier -but did not dominate—no H_________________. established settler colonies in the__________, but most of the western hemisphere was beyond their control until 19 th century; established a series of __________ posts and the colony of Angola in Africa BUT with rarely had direct influence beyond the coastlines. In SE Asia, Spain conquers the ____________ and the _________ control Indonesian islands, but posed no threat at all to the powerful imperial states that ruled China, India, southwest Asia; and Anatolia or Japan

62 European merchants’ role in Asian trade was characterized mostly by transporting goods from one Asian country to another market in Asia or the Indian Ocean region.

63 European trade patterns, 1740

64 The new global circulation of goods was facilitated by royal chartered European ___________companies who took _________from S_________ colonies in the ______________ to purchase Asian goods for the Atlantic markets, but regional markets continued to flourish in Afro-Eurasia using established commercial practices and new transoceanic shipping services developed by European merchants. Commercialization and the creation of a global economy were intimately connected to new global circulation of silver from the Americas.

65 Mercantilism Emphasizes the importance of gold and silver holdings as a sign of a nation's wealth and power led to policies designed to obtain precious metals Es want colonies so they can control exports from colonies and force colonies to import mfg good from them Calls for government regulation influential in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century Each nation must try to achieve economic self-sufficiency. A.Influenced by mercantilism, joint-stock companies were new methods used by European r________ to control their domestic and colonial economies and by European m____________ compete against each other in global trade.

66 Important New Form of Commercial Organization; _________Stock Co The shipyard of the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam, circa 1750. Dutch Batavia in the 17th Century, built in what is now North JakartaNorth Jakarta Since merchants were influential in E and D states, not surprising most favorable to capitalists—but note GOVT grants _________ so NOT total free trade

67 Watch John Green: Spanish Empire

68 Early Capitalism Key to capitalism is _____________ own the means of production They operate in a ____________ market—competition and laws of supply and demand reign Individual rights... are protected by the govt It is NOT Mercantilism It IS Adam Smith...

69 The “Putting-Out” System: 17th and 18 th centuries “Proto industrialization” done by capitalist entrepreneurs to avoid to avoid ___________ which were inflexible and did NOT maximize individual profit making

70 Supplemental Income  Cottage Industries: “Putting-Out” System

71 Emancipation of the Peasantry to 1812

72 Population Growth Better nourishment, means less susceptible to diseases Birth rates not really up but decreasing mortality leads to pop growth Pop growth leads to urbanization Am food crops b/c of CE, esp the : American foods (such as potatoes, maize or manioc) became staple crops in various parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa... Populations in Afro-Eurasia benefitted nutritionally from the increased diversity of American food crops.

73 SOCIAL Some notable gender and family restructuring occurred including the demographic changes in Africa that resulted from the slave trades. (as well as... the smaller size of European families ) Also get the emergence of the ________ FAMILY mom, dad and the kids The concept of the nuclear family was first noticed in Western Europe in the 17th century. With the emergence of proto-industrialization and early capitalism, the nuclear family became a financially viable social unitproto-industrialization Custom of young men and women choosing their own spouses starts... and affection between _______ and _________


75 European Urbanization Still... Most people live in rural areas

76 Intellectual A Map of the Known World, pre- 1492 Where do we start? This artistic representation of the geocentric model shows signs of the zodiac and the solar system with world at centre.

77 1633 trial of Galileo Galilei

78 The Spread of the Printing Press

79 The Royal Academy of Sciences, Paris Scientific Revolution “prove it or lose it”.... reason plus proof “16 th and 17 th century: period of empirical advances associated with the development of theoretical generalizations; resulted in change in traditional beliefs of Middle Ages

80 Effects of the Scientific Revolution “Science: The New Authority” Created an interest in exploring most affected formal intellectual life, but also led to changes in popular outlook New Attitudes: skepticism about beliefs held on old authority; new confidence in the powers of reason; “Can do” positive approach about tackling problems Not anti-religious; deism develops

81 “Enlightenment: Intellectual movement centered in France during the 18th century: was an cultural movement of intellectuals in 18th century Europe that applied methods to scientific revolution to reform society Reason & Logic Positive view of progress Not anti-religious elite

82 Two Treatises of Government, 1690 Social Contract; consent of the governed Natural rights Govt is to protect property John Locke (1632-1704) Hobbes, Thomas The Leviathan Life in a state of nature is nasty, brutish and short: Enlightenment philosophers

83 Enlightenment—good government— Philosophers asked : what is life like for humans in the state of nature? What is the purpose of government, Then they defined the “social contract” What do people give up under the social contract? What does the government give in return? Under what conditions can someone rebel (if ever)?

84 A Parisian Salon

85 The Salonnieres Madame Geoffrin (1699-1777) Mademoiselle Julie de Lespinasse (1732*-1776) Madame Suzanne Necker (1739-1794)

86 A Parisian Salon

87 Gutenberg: TYow&list=UUAiABuhVSMZJMqyv4Ur5Xq A&index=28 TYow&list=UUAiABuhVSMZJMqyv4Ur5Xq A&index=28 Henry the 8 th : ye71c ye71c

88 Developments Which Spur European interest in exploring 1.Crusades  wow cool stuff but we want it directly--by-pass intermediaries to get to Asia 2.Renaissance  curiosity about other lands and peoples. 3.Reformation  refugees & missionaries. 4.Consolidation of nation states: Monarchs seeking new sources of revenue—land for cash crops 5.Scientific Revolution: Technological advances, new interests.


90 The Commercial Revolution a period of European economic expansion, colonialism, and mercantilism from the 16th century until the early 18th century. increase in the buying and selling of goods, a surge in overseas trade, the appearance of the chartered company, acceptance of the principles of mercantilism, the creation of a money economy, increased economic specialization, and the establishment of such new institutions as the state bank, and the futures market. This is not not not the IR

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