TTC - Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations by Andrew Fix published by TTC 48 lectures of 30 minutes - mp3 - 650 mb
In 1347, a merchant ship traveling from Crimea in central Asia docked at Messina in Sicily with a crew of desperately sick sailors. The Black Death had arrived in Europe.
The plague in its several forms would eventually kill up to half the population of Europe, initiating a catastrophic economic depression, peasant revolts, and fierce power struggles among the nobility.
Yet from this near total disaster, a new spirit arose. The exhaustion of medieval society inspired intellectuals in northern Italy to make a new start, to create a new society through a search for revival and rebirth that would come to be called the Renaissance.
In this course, you will explore the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century and the onset of the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century.
Course Lecture Titles 1. Crisis of the 14th Century 2. The Hundred Years War and the Church in Crisis 3. The Origins of the Italian Renaissance 4. The Birth of Civic Humanism 5. Humanist Thought 6. Renaissance Florence 7. Florentine Politics and Society 8. The History of Florence 9. The Italian State System 10. The Age of Discovery 11. Inflation and New Monarchy 12. Renaissance Art 13. The Church on the Eve of the Reformation 14. The Church on the Eve continued 15. Northern Humanism 16. Martin Luther 17. The Reformation Begins 18. The Progress of the Reformation in Germany 19. German Politics and Society 20. Imperial Politics and International War 21. The Reformation Beyond Germany—Zwingli 22. The Radical Reformation 23. The Radical Reformation continued 24. Calvin and Calvinism 25. The English Reformation 26. The Birth of Anglicanism 27. The Catholic Counter-Reformation 28. Loyola and the Society of Jesus 29. Religious Politics and Religious War 30. Religious War in France 1562–98 31. The Dutch Revolt 32. The Course of the Revolt 33. The Thirty Years War 34. Climax of the War 35. The 17th Century—Crisis and Transition 36. Economic Change in the 17th Century 37. The Rise of Absolutism in France 38. Louis XIV 39. Absolutism in Germany 40. The Spanish Monarchy 41. The Dutch Republic 42. Constitutional Monarchy in England 43. The English Civil War 44. Cromwell and the Glorious Revolution 45. The Scientific Revolution—The Old Science 46. Preparing for Change 47. The Revolution Under Way 48. The Early Enlightenment 1680–1715