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HIS3100 Witches, Regicides and Heretics: 14th to 17th Century Europe
Credit Points: 15
Europe in the period from the Renaissance to the Early Modern Era is seemingly contradictory. The birth of modern science was occurring but Europe was wracked by vicious religious conflict and the witch craze. Emperors and Kings vied for control in the Mediterranean, Italy and Germany while popes, bishops and Protestants fought for souls in the Reformation and Counter Reformation. Important political developments still reverberate with us: parliament has a centrality to Australian political life because of the execution of King Charles I in 1649 and the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. And yet alongside strife there was beauty: Renaissance Italian painting and poetry, the works of Shakespeare, musical developments and the Dutch Golden Age.

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MAAAESHistory Major
MIAAEYHistory Minor
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