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Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2111
Linda Hunter

September 26, 2012 Historical Background Around the Time of Hobbes a) magnetic compass – greatly impelled intellectual innovation b) gunpowder – contributed to the demise of the old feudal order c) the mechanical clock – became the paradigm of modern machines – decisive change to work, free time from the structure of human activities, natures rhythms, etc. d) the printing press – allowed the dissemination of new and revolution ideas throughout Europe - Ancient classic works and modern works PAINTING – Hans Holbein – THE AMBASSADORS – exchange of ideas and exploration - this period has to do with culture and change – new ideas and new products – the rise of science in a way – death, optics, new technologies, etc. - velvet, marble, the paper, the fur, the velvet, material possessions determine wealth overthrow of medieval feudal structures - silent reading helped free individual from collective control of thinking - new era’s emerging science – shaping the modern view - now individual ability and deliberate political action and thought carried the most weight - individual man as adventurer, genius and rebel After the 15 and 16 century the centre of the universe is no longer European - a sense of Relativism - Protestant Reformation – 1517 – Martin Luther – condemning abuses of the church and sparked a popular revolt - Focuses on the relationship of the individual believer to God Baroque Period Baroque architecture 1550-1700 Baroque music 1600-1750 Baroque style expresses spirit of the counterreformation Around 1600 – 1625, the Catholic Church had survived the rise of Protestantism – now in the midsts of an expans
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