By Shirley Elson Roessler, Reny Miklos

Europe 1715-1919 explores the tumultuous interval in eu heritage among the Age of Enlightenment and international conflict I. through integrating political, social, fiscal, and cultural historical past, the authors offer an wonderful and entire account of the emergence of contemporary Europe. Eminently readable, Europe 1715-1919 will entice scholars, students, and all attracted to the heritage of recent Europe.

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Enthusiastically using clover and particularly turnips in crop rotation, he earned the nickname “Turnip” Townsend, as production on his estates increased substantially. 33 CHAPTER 1 This motivation to improve farming methods was also evident in the contributions of Jethro Tull (1674–1741). With an enlightened attitude, Tull conducted research and experiments in ploughing and seeding, the use of horses as draft animals, and selective livestock breeding, all with considerable success. New methods of animal breeding were also pioneered by Robert Bakewell (1725–1795), resulting in larger and more productive livestock and more meat and milk on English tables.

Peter’s Cathedral in Rome and the papal throne he designed for the interior. In art, combinations of diagonal and curved lines and strong primary colors similarly evoked motion and drama. Artists of the seventeenth century like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Rubens are regarded as outstanding representatives of this style. In part, the baroque style had evolved to satisfy the aristocratic and royal patrons of the era, and the pattern continued into the early eighteenth century, but by the 1730s and 1740s, a new style known as rococo emerged.

This fraternal organization of the Freemasons probably originated out of seventeenth-century stonemasons’ guilds, but a century later in England, the order aimed to bring people together around a set of universal religious beliefs that cut across conflicting dogmas and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The ideas of the early Enlightenment, which valued tolerance, reason, and progress, were welcomed, and Masonic organizations spread across Europe and North America. Although practices and beliefs were not uniform from one Masonic lodge to another, their humanitarian and educational activities made them effective organizations for spreading the messages of the Enlightenment.

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