Europe c.1500-1700: Power and Belief

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Europe c.1500-1700: Power and Belief

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module covers the intellectual, social and political history of Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. During the early sixteenth century reformers sought to revive their states, communities and churches. Ideas about reform circulated widely thanks to print technology. Religious divisions as well as competition for power and territory led to prolonged periods of conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottomans, during the French Civil Wars, the Dutch Revolt and the Thirty Years? War. Some states battled for survival in the face of powerful neighbours, while others gained new territory in Europe as well as colonies and trading posts in the Americas and in Asia. By 1700 Europe perhaps looked more modern than medieval. However, early modern Europeans had only slowly stopped burning witches who were thought to be in league with the devil.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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