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  • Most Common Killer Of 18th Century Europeans
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    Samuel Johnson wrote that the life of the common man living in Europe during the 18th century was little to be enjoyed and much to be endured. (1) The masses of the 18th century lived short demanding lives. The life expectancy of the average person living in Europe during the 18th century was roughly 30 years. A combination of disease, scientific ignorance, and malnutrition was responsible for the surpisengly short lives of 18th century Europeans. (2) During the Old Regime, Europeans were almost...
  • Age Of Pope And Pre Romantics
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    18th Century Literature The 18th century is a period of great literary works. The styles are different throughout the period, but the unity of the work is still present. Much of this period focused on public and general themes, until the Pre-Romantic era when literary works began to focus upon personal expression. 18th century literature can be broken down into three main parts: the Restoration, the Age of Pope, and Pre-Romantics. The literature of the Restoration period covers a time span from ...
  • 18th Century French Peasants
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    When studying 18th century history one will often read about insightful intellects, powerful leaders, or even great military figures, but generally overlooked are the common people. These men, women, and children that make up the peasant society paid the taxes that supported militaries, upheld the land, and, in turn, contributed to history equally to the aforementioned figures. In the 18th century French peasants made up eighty to eighty five percent of the population, yet their presence in the ...
  • Only Country In New Granada
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    Colombian Independence Movements A series of independence movements had marked most of South America, or "Nueva Granada" in particular during the vast time period of the early 16th century up until the late 18th century - early 19th century. An introduction of the time period which dates back to the late 15th century, illustrates how the Southern portion of the now Colombia had become a part of the Incan Empire whose central base had been located deep into Peru. Only the enlightened historians a...
  • Sounds Of The Mandolin
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    The Mandolin The mandolin has been around since the end of the 16th Century, although it didn't look much like the instrument we know today. It evolved in the 18th century and was built in several varieties in different Italian towns, the Neapolitan mandolin becoming the representative type. It was played widely throughout Western Europe from around 1700 to 1810. In the late 1800's a stronger bowl back instrument was developed in Naples, Italy by the Vinaccia family. Known today as the Neapolita...
  • 20th Century From The 17th Century Europe
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    Europe 1600's-1900's From the Romanov Dynasty of Russia in 1617 to the Second Socialist International in 1914 Europe underwent Scientific, , Industrial, and political revolutions, which all contributed to a new europe being formed. Over the span these four centuries Eroupes changes were dramatic al. Many wars and political groups and arrangements changed views on education, the rights, of men and women, class distinctions were altered, and peoples way of thinking differed greatly in the 20th cen...
  • Fashion For Peasant Style Dresses And Hats
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    The Eighteenth Century During the 18th century, Louis XV became the King of France at age 5. A new style, Rococo, was introduced which created a more slender and delicate appearance with an asymmetrical balance. Also, during this period of time France was involved in many wars which caused the country to go into debt. Louis XV died in 1774 who was known to be the most hated king. His grandson, Louis XVI became king. At the age of 14, he married an Austrian princess, Marie Antoinette, who did not...
  • First Century Of The Virginia Colony
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    It's 1607, Jamestown, and you are there... Relive the adventure of 1607 when 104 Englishmen dropped anchor and began to build America's first permanent English colony in Jamestown, Virginia. Explore life at the dawn of the 17th century inside the palisade of a re-created colonial fort, discover the world of Pocahontas in the Powhatan Indian village, and experience the four-month passage to the New World on board re-creations of the three ships that brought the settlers to Virginia. Extensive ind...
  • Risk Crazes With The Gin Craze
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    Distil my beating heart The Much-Lamented Death of Madam Geneva: The 18th-century Gin Craze Patrick Dillon 354 pp Review To establish a personal connection with the 18th-century gin trade, you have only to look at the label of your own supply: Beefeater, Booth, Gordon, Tanqueray. All descend from the first companies of distillers who, having grown very rich on gin, understandably and on the whole successfully resisted attempts to limit its consumption. Distilling had its origin in alchemy. Event...
  • Century Of The Furnace And Industrial Revolution
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    CENTURY OF FURNACE The 18th century was the Century of the Furnace and industrial revolution glowed China, India, and West. In Europe, there were new ways of thinking strengthened and disrupted. Also, American Revolution strained between Europe and colonies. In Finland mission was calculate the shape of the world. French Academy sponsored Pierre de Maupertuis led an expedition to the Arctic Circle to settle an argument about the shape of the Earth. They believed that power of the science could s...

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