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  • The Differences and Similarities of the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe

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    While taking the class of Early Modern European History there was two states that really stuck out and peaked my interest the most. They were the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe. If you compare and contrast both the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe during the 16th Century through the 18th Century, you will see that there are a number of similarities as well as differences when you look at the expansion of the states. You will also see many of these contrasts as well when you look in

  • The Night Battles and Peasants of Early Modern Europe

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    The Night Battles Composing of most of the European population in the 1500’s and 1600’s, peasants played an important role in the development of Europe. In his book The Night Battles, Carlo Ginzburg gives a unique perspective on the lives of Friulian peasants through the analysis of inquisitorial records. During the inquisitions, peasants were categorized as witches or benandanti, which literally means well-farer. “The benandanti were a small group of men and women, who because they were born with

  • Article Review: "Song, Confession, and Criminality: Trial Records as Sources for Popular Musical Culture in Early Modern Europe

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    The first article up for review, Alexander Fisher’s “Song, Confession, and Criminality: Trial Records as Sources for Popular Musical Culture in Early Modern Europe,” is extremely thorough and detailed. After a lengthy introduction, the thesis is finally stated. His goal with this article is to gain an understanding of popular music in early-modern Europe through trial records of three cases of people being accused of anti-Catholic sentiment. He lists his methodology after this, planning to comb through

  • Witchcraft In Early Modern Europe

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    The notion of witchcraft has been around long before the witch trials in Early Modern Europe. Different cultures have different images and stereotypes on what a witch is and what “magical” abilities he or she may possess. Many people however, did not look at these “magical” men and women as bad until the Holy Roman Empire began to look negatively on those people who were different, and opposed the norm set by the elites. Driven by fear, those living under the control of the Holy Roman Empire would

  • Exile In Early Modern Europe

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    Exile has played an important part in the story of Early Modern Europe, and in regards to England, it can be said to have bookmarked a large section of the dynastic period. The period began with Henry Tudor returning from exile to become king while at the far end James II taking flight into exile after the Glorious Revolution. In the middle of this time, exile is again demonstrated by Charles II managing escape abroad during the Civil War, returning in the restoration of 1660. With this in mind

  • Essay Changes in Early Modern Europe

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    Early modern Europe, specifically Spain and England, was going through major growing pains in the period before discovery and settlement of the New World. Recovery from the Black Plague, religious reformation, and newly formed nation-states were on the forefront of these changes. The political environment, economy, and religion were all intertwined during the upheaval of the Old World which proved to be a driving force in the search for and eventual settlement of new lands. The Reformation and

  • The Role Of Antisemitism In Early Modern Europe

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    Having considered anti-Jewish sentiment in Early Modern Europe, it is reasonable to look at how Jews were treated during the Enlightenment period in Germany and whether antisemitism was evident. During this period, Jews did encounter individuals who demonstrated an acceptance of them. For instance, Christian Wilhelm Von Dohm was a German scholar who determined that it was believed that Jews acted in the way they did because of the circumstances they were put in. He further argued that “any other

  • Trial of Temple Anneke Essay

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    Justice Witchcraft in early modern Europe was understood to be the combination of maleficium and diabolism. The term maleficium refers to the actual act of witchcraft, which was believed to be harmful magic or sorcery. Allegations of maleficium were simply the foundation for the crime of witchcraft. Diabolism is what made witchcraft a crime because it involved trading oneself for magical abilities from the Devil (xxv). With regard to religion during early modern Europe, it was highly regarded

  • Religion During The Early Modern Period Essay

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    Religion was so central to political and military conflict in the early modern period because religion encompassed the era due to the strongly religious cultural society. The centre of conflict deriving from the Catholic and Protestant divide, which caused conflict within politics and the military, because the opposing sides fought over religious territory and popularity. The centre of the conflict within these sectors of religion was The Reformation and the wars which followed, which created a struggle

  • The Better Angels Of Our Nature

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    sanctions throughout millenniums are just some of the changes that resulted in the decline of violence throughout history. In his book “The Better Angels of our Nature”, Pinker uses works from Homeric Greece, evidence from The Old Testament, and early modern Europe to support his claim that after a millennia of bloody violence, human kind is entering a peaceful existence. In order allow readers to understand the violence we witness today, Pinker begins by examining the origins of violence; He uses Chimpanzees

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