« (S3.E4.) Chpt 16: The East Asian Empires | Main | (S3.E6.) Chpt 18: Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism »

(S3.E5.) Chpt 17: The West on the Eve of the New World Order

Chpt 17: The West on the Eve of the New World Order. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

The podcast provides an overview of the changes occurring in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Scientific Revolution indirectly causes The Enlightenment which provided a new paradigm for people to consider consider humanity and the way to organize government. The Enlightened Absolutist leaders tried to make limited changes in society, but faily in the short run. However, they paved the way for later changes, most dramatically resulting in the French Revolution.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Phunt Your Friends, http://www.last.fm/music/phunt+Your+Friends

Please share feedback about the shows through any of the following methods:
1. post a comment to this blog page
2. send an email message to arendale@umn.edu
3. leave an audio comment on our listener feedback line at 206-888-4894

Take care,
David Arendale and the rest of the Then and Now Podcast Team