Stearns Chapter Seventeen

DIRECTIONS:  Read Chapter Seventeen:  The Transformation of the West: 1450 1750 in your textbook and answer ALL  of the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if you wish at your own risk; but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

IMPORTANT: Please Read:  It is important that you answer the questions presented fully and completely. Short, cryptic answers hurriedly written or in an obvious attempt to finish this assignment as quickly as possible without serious thought may not receive credit. Please take your time; this is part of the learning experience.

1.      What were the major differences between the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance?

2.      What Protestant Churches were established as a result of the Reformation? What was the nature of religious warfare?

3.      In what ways do the religious differences between Europeans differ or resemble the arguments between different groups of believers in other major world religions?

4.      Describe the causes and results of the commercial revolution.

5.      What was the Scientific revolution? What were some major discoveries?

6.      What are the elements of Absolute Monarchy? Where did absolute monarchs develop?

7.      What was the Enlightenment? How did it expand on the scientific revolution?