Revolutions of the mind

Early modern Europe 1300-1700

Early modern Europe was a world filled with medieval superstitions faced with modern ideas.

It was a world still controlled by the Catholic Church, but was a world producing scientific break throughs which would completely change how we saw each other, the planet and the universe.

It was a world which would see its power and influence gradually and then rapidly increase until by the end of the 19th century it would in effect control the vast majority of the world's population.

So how would a backward medieval Europe start to overhaul the world leading empires of E Asia? 

 

Ironically, it all starts with a Mongol warrior in the grasslands of East Asia who created an Empire..

(1) Watch the video above, answering the qs on page 1 from the q sheet btm right

(2)Then using the video clips below attempt the qs on pg 2 of the same q sheet......

The Black Death

- When?

- Where?

- What happened?

- Why important?

The Renaissance

- When?

- Where?

- What happened?

- Why important?

The Reformation

- When?

- Where?

- What happened?

- Why important?

The Scientific Revolution

- When?

- Where?

- What happened?

- Why important?

What was Absolutism + where did it come from?

Absolutism had become the most common system of rule by the 17th + 18th Cs.

How did it work?  What problems did it solve, but also create?  Watch the video below 0-20 mins and answer the q sheet btm left

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Sourcework - Revolutions of the Mind

Choose a selection from the archives that you think best represents the Renaissance

Choose a selection from the archives that you think best represents the Reformation

Choose an archive selection that you think best represents the Scientific Revolution

Choose a selection from the archives that you think best represents Absolutism

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