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Tudor
English Family Dynasty
Valois
French Family Dynasty (1475-1589)
Bourbon
French Family Dynasty (1589-1740)
Hapsburgs
Spanish and Austrian Family Dynasty
Romanov
Russian Family Dynasty
Hohenzollern
Prussian Family Dynasty
Edict of Nantes
1598, decree promulgated at Nantes by King Henry IV to restore internal peace in France, which had been torn by the Wars of Religion; the edict defined the rights of the French Protestants
Louis XIV
an absolute monarch that built up France's internal strength through finance and military, strengthened army and connected france through trades routes, catholic religiion and the capital versailes and foreign expansion during his reign
Louis XIII
king of France from 1610 to 1643 who relied heavily on the advice of Cardinal Richelieu (1601-1643)
Richelieu
architect of French absolutism who was prominent church official, served as chief minister to King Louis XIII from 1624- 1642, worked to undermine power of nobles and enhance that of the king, built large bureaucracy, attacked French Calvinists
Charles V
Holy Roman emperor (1519-1558) and king of Spain as Charles I (1516-1556). He summoned the Diet of Worms (1521) and the Council of Trent (1545-1563).
Diet of Worms
Assembly of the estates of the empire, called by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1521. Luther was ordered to recant but he refused. Charles V declared Luther an outlaw.
War of Spanish Succession
Louis XIV gained power in Spain from his grandson and did not divide the Spanish possessions between himself and the Roman Empire
Elizabeth I
ruled from 1558-1603; followed a policy that was a middle course between Catholic and Protestant extremes. She sets up a national Church, is declared head of the Anglican Church, establishes a state Church that moderates Catholics and Protestants, allowed priests to marry, allowed sermons to be delivered in English, and made the Book of Common Prayer more acceptable to Catholics.
Mary I
This was the queen who reverted back to Catholicism in England for five years and during this reign, she executed many Protestants
Oliver Cromwell
English military, political, and religious figure who led the Parliamentarian victory in the English Civil War (1642-1649) and called for the execution of Charles I. As lord protector of England (1653-1658) he ruled as a virtual dictator.
James II
closet Catholic, fled to France during Glorious Revolution
Peter the Great
czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government
Time of Troubles
followed death of Ivan IV without heir early in 17th century; boyars attempted to use vacuum of power to reestablish their authority; ended with selection of Michael Romanov as tsar in 1613.
Nationalism
the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
Capitalism
an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, esp. as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
Feudalism
system in which poor people are legally bound to work for wealthy landowners
Absolutism
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Constitutionalism
Government in which power is distributed and limited by a system of laws that must be obeyed by the rulers.
Lutheranism
The religious doctrine that Martin Luther developed; it differed from Catholicismin the doctrine of salvation, which Luther believed could be achieved by faith alone, not by good works; Lutheranism was the first Protestant faith
Calvinism
Protestant sect founded by John Calvin. Emphasized a strong moral code and believed in predestination (the idea that God decided whether or not a person would be saved as soon as they were born). Calvinists supported constitutional representative government and the separation of church and state.
Protestantism
the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
Pietism
This was a movement within Lutheranism that revived Protestantism that called for an emotional relationship, allowed for the priesthood of all believers, and the Christian rebirth in everyday affairs
Liberalism
an economic theory advocating free competition and a self-regulating market and the gold standard
Socialism
A system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls the means of production
Radicalism
the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society
Zollverein
Economic custom union of German states, founded in 1834 by Prussia. Eliminated internal tariffs.
Marxism
the political, economic, and social principles espoused by 19th century economist Karl Marx; he viewed the struggle of workers as a progression of historical forces that would proceed from a class struggle of the proletariat (workers) exploited by capitalists (business owners), to a socialist "dictatorship of the proletariat," to, finally, a classless society - Communism
Bourgeoisie
educated, middle class of France; provided force behind the Revolution
Rousseau
Wrote Discourse on the Origins of the Inequality of Mankind, The Social Contract, & Emile. He identified the human nature was originally happy but was corrupted when man claimed that they owned land. Said the government must rule at the general will of the people so that the most people are benefited. Hated Parlaiment because the delegates made laws not the people
Enlightenment
The intellectual revolution of the eighteenth century in which the philosophes stressed reason, natural law, and progress in their criticism of prevailing social injustices.
Galilei
Noticed the moon has craters and that Jupiter has 4 moons. discovered the law of inertia and that all objects fall at the same speed. under house arrest
Copernicus
Developed the first modern theory of a sun-centered universe
Heliocentric
Sun is the center of the universe
Brahe
Amassed nearly 20 years worth of astrological data that eventually led to the disproval of the geocentric theory.
Newton
wrote Principia in 1687. Made the 3 laws of mechanics and law of gravity. He also invented calculus.
Descartes
Wrote Discourse on Method. Believed in Cartesian Dualism where the body can be doubted, but the mind can't so the two must be radically different. Used deductive reasoning (reasoning through previously know facts) to come to conclusions.
Bacon
English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation
Romanticism
a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
Voltaire
French philosopher and writer whose works epitomize the Age of Enlightenment, often attacking injustice and intolerance
Locke
Wrote Two Treatises of Government. Said human nature lived free and had the natural rights of life, liberty, and property. He said government was created in order to protect these rights and if the government failed to do so it was the duty of the people to rebel
War of Austrian Succession
This war was over the inheritance of the throne by Maria Theresa, for the Salic law prevented a woman from solely ruling the state
Navigation Acts
Laws that governed trade between England and its colonies. Colonists were required to ship certain products exclusively to England. These acts made colonists very angry because they were forbidden from trading with other countries.
Hapsburg Valois
Wars between CharlesV and Valois family of France to gain control of Burgandian Netherlands