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History: Modernity

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  1. Lesson 1: Orientation
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  2. Lesson 2: The Great Stage: Introduction to the West
    12 Steps
  3. Lesson 3: Ideas Have Consequences: The Enlightenment
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  4. Lesson 4: The Sacred & the Secular: Empires, Pirates, and Rulers
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ASSIGNMENT:

Complete Exam #2.

  1. Why does Comenius call this world “the Great Stage”?
  2. Apart from geography, what is “the West?”
  3. What is the soul of western civilization according to Vishal Mangalwadi? Why?
  4. Define the term Modernity.
  5. Contrast at least 3 values or worldview categories of Christendom with those of Modernity.
  6. Using at least 2 of its mottoes, briefly explain some of the core beliefs of the Reformation.
  7. What did the Peace of Augsburg allow within the Holy Roman Empire?
  8. What various things sparked the Thirty Years War?
  9. Who was Gustavus Adolphus? Why did he participate in the Thirty Years War?
  10. What was the outcome of the Thirty Years War?
  11. Who was John Amos Comenius? What were his contributions to education?
  12. List and define at least four contributions of the West.