Europe 1600-1900 Essay, Research Paper
From the Romanov Dynasty of Russia in 1617 to the Second Socialist International in 1914 Europe underwent Scientific, , Industial, and political revolutons, which all contributed to a new europe being formed. Over the span these four centuries Eroupes changes were dramatical. Many wars and political groups and arrangments changed views on education, the rights, of men and women, class distinctions were altered, and peoples way of thinking differed greatly in the 20th century from the 17th century Europe.
In the begining of the 17th century the universe revolved around a motionless Earth. This earth was one in which the church held an authoritarian position, thiking against them wasnt just stupid, it was punishable. The human body was not well known, and ideas of it were constructed from other animals not man himself (autopsies were not accepted yet). Lastly on Earth at this time a woman place was that of a mother, a wife, or a daughter. Later in the 17th century and into the early 18th all these previous notions or beliefs would be altered somehow.
The Scientific revolution in europe brought people to realize under the guidance of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo that the world was not a still planet orbited by other “perfect” orbs or the sun, but instead it along with the other imperfect earth-like worlds rotated the sun. Also these men showed the ordained church was not flawless, and this opened u a door, a door that allowed the church to be questioned and made people want to draw their own conclusions (this desire would lead to more people becoming educated as well). Also the science of man was altered when autopsies on dead human cadavers were performed. Also women slwoly entered the feild of science, their presnece was not quickly noticable and not even close to accepted, however this would be the start of women gaining rights in europe.
The early to mid 18th century saw agicultural growth, and an increase in population.class systems of the 18th century were stongly developed. An uperclass named differenlty for different areas but still basically the same, held large amounts of lands and held power over the much larger but poverty striken lower classes. Economicaly europe was dominated by agriculture and “cottage system” manufacturing.