Discuss the political and social consequences of the Protestant Reformation in the first half of the sixteenth century.
To what extent did the political authorities influence the course of the protestant reformation during the sixteenth century?
Compare and contrast the motives and actions of Martin Luther in the German states and Henry VIII in England in bringing about religious change during the reformation.
Using examples from at least two different states, analyze the key features of the “new monarchies” and the factors responsible for their rise in the period 1400 to 1550.
Analyze the influence of humanism on the visual arts in the Italian Renaissance. Use at least three specific works to support your analysis.
Assess the impact of the Scientific Revolution on religion and philosophy in the period 1550 to 1750.
Louis XIV declared his goal was “one king, one law, one faith”
Analyze the methods the king used to achieve this objective and discuss the extent to which he was successful.
Explain how advances in learning and technology influenced fifteenth and sixteenth century European exploration and trade.
In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the power and status of the European nobility in the period 1650 to 1750? Use examples from at least TWO countries.
How and to what extent did Enlightenment ideas about religion and society shape the policies of the French Revolution in the period 1789 to 1799?
In the period 1850-1900, political liberalization progresses much further in Western Europe than in Russia. Analyze the social and economic reasons for this difference.
Analyze how and why western European attitudes towards children and child rearing changed in the period from 1750 to 1900.
Contrast the impact of nationalism in Germany and the Austrian Empire from 1848 to 1914.
Compare and Contrast the French Jacobins state use of power to achieve revolutionary goals during the Terror (1793 -1794) with Stalin’s use of State power to achieve revolutionary goals in the Soviet Union during the period 1928 -1939?
In the seventeenth century, what political conditions accounted for the increased power of both the parliament in England and the monarchy in France?
In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the power and status of the European nobility in the period 1650 to 1750? Use examples from at least TWO countries
Analyze the ways in which both the theory and practices of monarchy evolved in England form the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 to the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689