The Age of Absolutism Study Guide

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					  The Age of Absolutism Study Guide
Terms:

    Absolutism
    Divine Right
    Diplomatic Revolution
    Act of Uniformity

People/Places:

    Charles V
    Philip II
    Louis XIV
    Peter the Great
    Catherine the Great
    Frederick the Great
    Elizabeth I
    Versialles


Key Concepts:

  1. List adjectives that describe absolute monarchs. Explain how
     each relates to this form/type of government.
2. Differences between absolutism and democracy




3. Connection between divine right and absolutism




4. The main ambitions of the absolute monarchs and how they
   obtained/acquired these ambitions




5. Connection between the policy of diplomatic revolution and
   absolutism (why did this policy appeal to these rulers?)




6. Why is Louis XIV considered to be the prototypical or
   quintessential absolute monarch? (think about his motto,
   symbol, and ideas concerning his power)




7. Why was Elizabeth I of England not an absolute monarch.
   (provide example)

				
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