china vs japan

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History 1520
World Civilizations
The Renaissance
Information Sheet

Questions for Discussion:

Describe the term Renaissance. Why was it an important event in European history? Do you believe that it was a period in which there was a rebirth of culture, government, the economy and religion?

Discuss the salience of the Protestant Reformation. Do you believe that it played a significant role for the betterment of European society? What was the role of Martin Luther and did his actions allow for social and religious change? How did it differ from the Reformation in England?

What is Absolutism? Do you believe that it was an important factor in the sustainment of government in Western Europe? How did King Louis XIV utilize absolute monarchy to control the political system in France?

Key Terms:

Renaissance
Hanseatic League and collective security
Niccolo Machiavelli and the “Prince”
Renaissance Humanism and Johannes Gutenberg, the printing press
The Protestant Reformation, Christian Humanism, Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus
Frederick the Wise and indulgences
The 95 Theses, Charles V, and the imperial diet of Worms or the Reichstag
The Peace of Augsburg, The Thirty Years war and the Treaty of Westphalia
John Calvin, and the Institutes of Christian Religion and the absolute sovereignty of God—predestination
The Society of Jesus or Jesuits and Pope Paul III, the Council of Trent
Huguenots, the House of Bourbon, the Valois family, Henry IV and the Treaty of Nantes
The English Reformation, Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Queen Mary and Elizabeth, and King Edward VI
Kings James I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, James II, William of Orange and Queen Mary and bill of rights, the Glorious Revolution
Theory of Absolutism, King Louis XIV of France, Versailles and Jean-Baptiste Colbert, mercantilism and joint-stock companies (multinational corporations)

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