MODERN EUROPEAN CULTURAL HISTORY

TEST I (STUDY SHEET)

The second test in HST 427 will take place about 6 April 2004.  It will have four types of questions: an essay, short answer, multiple-choice, and matching.  Questions will be based on the terms, names, titles, dates, and so on appearing on this Study Sheet.  For concepts (such as "Common Elements of the Baroque Style") know who? what? why? where? and when? for each item, and be able to illustrate your answer with specific examples discussed in class or in the Matthews and Platt text.

THE BAROQUE ERA, 1600-1750

Historical Context for the Baroque
Common Elements of the Baroque Style
Counter-Reformation Baroque
Caravaggio (1573-1610)
The Conversion of St. Paul
Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
The Ecstacy of St. Teresa
Aristocratic Baroque
The Sun King
Versailles as a Stage Set for Absolutism
Louis Le Vau (1612-1670)
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Et in Arcadia Ego
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Bourgeois Baroque
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
Types of Bourgeois Baroque Paintings
Corporation Painting
Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Oratorio

THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION, 1543-1700

Scientific Revolution
Character of Scientific Thought in 1500
Clockwork [Newtonian] Universe
Scientific Method and Inductive Reasoning
Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543)
Heliocentrism
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Universal Gravitation
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Cogito, ergo sum (Discourse on Method)

17th CENTURY POLITICAL THOUGHT

John Locke (1632-1704)
Tabula rasa
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645)
Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704)
Divine Right Monarchy & Absolutism
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) & Leviathan (1651)
State of Nature
Contract Theory of Government
Sovereignty
Natural Law & Natural Rights
“Life Liberty, and Property”
Second Treatise of Government (Locke)

THE ENLIGHTENMENT (France, 1700-1789)

The Enlightenment
Formative Influences on the Philosophes
Shared Beliefs of the Philosophes
Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)
Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
The Encyclopédie (28 vols; 1751-1772)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), & The Spirit of the Laws
Deism
The Idea of Progress
Laissez-faire Economics
The Rococo Style
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)
The Sign for Gersaint’s Shop
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806)
Salon de la Princesse (Hôtel de Soubise, Paris)
Neo-classicism
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
The Pantheon (Paris)
Franz-Josef Hadyn (1732-1809)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony


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