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Benvenuto Cellini
-A goldsmith and sculptor who wrote an autobiography, famous for its arrogance and immodest self-praise.
Baroque
-The sensuous and dynamic style of art of the Counter Reformation.
Charles I
Charles I (1625-1649) - Stuart king who brought conflict with Parliament to a head and was subsequently executed.
Absolutism
-The theory that the monarch is supreme and can exercise full and complete power unilaterally
Aristotelian-Ptolemaic cosmology
-the geocentric view of the universe that prevailed from the fourth century B.C. to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and accorded with church teachings and Scriptures.
Aristotelian-Ptolemaic cosmology
XFrance prior to the French Revolution
Banalities
-Fees that peasants were obligated to pay landlords for the use of the village mill, bakeshop and winepress
Francis Bacon
(1561-1626}inductive thinker who stressed experimentation in arriving at truth.
Bill of Rights (1689) -
English document declaring that sovereignty resided with Parliament.
Duke of Alva
Duke of Alva (1508-1582 - Military leader sent by Philip n to pacify the Low Countries.
Brethren of the Common Life-
Pious laypeople In sixteenth-century Holland who Initiated a religious revival in their model of Christian living.
condoittiere
Condottiere-A mercenary soldier of a political ruler.
humanism
Humanism-The recovery and study of classical authors and writings.
John Calvin
John Calvin (1509-1564) - A French theologian who established a theocracy In Geneva and is best known for his theory of predestination.
Armada
Armada (1588) - Spanish vessels defeated in the English Channel by an English fleet, thus preventing Philip II's invasion of England.