Events That Changed the World in the Seventeenth Century

Overview

It was the age of empire and the dawn of political and scientific revolution. The seventeenth century brought about enormous changes in the global political landscape and in the understanding of the principles of science. From this dynamic century, often fraught with upheaval and bustling with fascinating historical actors, several key events are treated by recognized experts in the field. These important events include, among others:

• The age of the great Russian tsars, Indian moguls, and Japanese shoguns

• The...

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Overview

It was the age of empire and the dawn of political and scientific revolution. The seventeenth century brought about enormous changes in the global political landscape and in the understanding of the principles of science. From this dynamic century, often fraught with upheaval and bustling with fascinating historical actors, several key events are treated by recognized experts in the field. These important events include, among others:

• The age of the great Russian tsars, Indian moguls, and Japanese shoguns

• The beginning of a four-century dynasty in China

• The reign of Louis XIV

• The expansion of the Ottoman Empire

• England's Glorious Revolution

• The Founding of Jamestown

• The Thirty Years' War

• The Scientific Revolution

To help students understand the major developments of the seventeenth century and their impact on our own time, this unique resource offers detailed description and expert analysis of the century's most important events.

Each of the events is covered in a separate chapter. An introductory essay provides factual materials about the event in a clear, concise, and chronological manner that makes complex history understandable. An interpretive essay, written by a recognized authority in the field, then explores the short-term and far-reaching ramifications of the event. With an annotated bibliography, full-page illustrations, a timeline of important events, a listing of ruling houses and dynasties of the period, and a glossary of names, events, and terms of the seventeenth century, Events That Changed the World in the Seventeenth Century is an ideal addition to the high school, community college, and undergraduate reference shelf, as well as excellent supplementary reading for social studies and world history courses.

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Singles out and evaluates the global impact of ten 17th-century events deemed most important by the authors, from Russia's Time of Troubles (1598-1618) to the Glorious Revolution of Britain (1688-1689). Each section includes a chronological account of events, an interpretive essay, and an annotated bibliography. Intended for the introductory college history course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

FRANK W. THACKERAY is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast.

JOHN E. FINDLING is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Time of Troubles, 1598-1618

Interpretive Essay by John T. Alexander

The Establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate, 1603

Interpretive Essay by Louis G. Perez

The Founding of Jamestown, 1607

Interpretive Essay by Rick Kennedy

The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648

Interpretive Essay by Garrett L. McAinsh

Louis XIV and the Grand Monarchy, 1643-1715

Interpretive Essay by Andrew P. Trout

The Manchu Conquest, 1644

Interpretive Essay by Yu Shen

The Scientific Revolution, c. 1650

Interpretive Essay by Robert K. DeKosky

The Golden Age of Mogul Power, c. 1650

Interpretive Essay by John McLeod

The Siege of Vienna, 1683

Interpretive Essay by David Stefancic

The Glorious Revolution, 1688-1689

Interpretive Essay by William T. Walker

Appendices

Index

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