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14 08, 2017

American religion – history of religion

By |2018-04-09T23:07:32-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, Religion|0 Comments

Rock Art from Utah, about 1700 AD In 1500 AD, there were many different religious faiths across North America. Each group of people worshipped their own gods. All of these faiths did have some things in common though. All of them were polytheistic. (They worshipped many gods.) And all of them thought some of their gods [...]

14 08, 2017

Christmas Trees – American holidays

By |2019-04-03T11:10:14-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Northern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

Christmas Tree in Germany (late 1700s, by Joseph Keller) Evergreens and the winter holidays Because Christmas is related to old celebrations of the winter solstice, evergreen trees have always been popular decorations in northern countries at Christmastime. They're green when everything else is dead and white. Why do the seasons change? More about Christmas American religion All our [...]

14 08, 2017

Restoration England – British history

By |2018-04-24T10:40:56-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Charles II of England Oliver Cromwell tried to leave his job as Lord Protector to his son Richard when he died in 1658, but Richard was so useless that two years later Parliament invited Charles I's son, Charles II, to come be king in England after all: historians call this the Restoration, because it restored the [...]

7 08, 2017

Modern European religion

By |2019-06-02T08:00:22-07:00August 7th, 2017|History, Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

A Catholic bishop marries Napoleon and Josephine - modern European religion Freedom of religion Even though by 1802 Napoleon had opened up the Catholic churches again, French people kept their freedom of religion, and the Catholic Church had much less power in France. French Revolution Who was Napoleon? Enlightenment religion All our Modern Europe articles [...]

7 08, 2017

Jesuits after 1700 – History of religion

By |2018-04-08T21:33:36-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

Jesuit teachers in Brazil By the 1700s AD, the Jesuits owned a lot of farms and mines in countries all over the world. The governments of these countries started to worry that the Jesuits were too powerful. Also, the governments wanted to get their hands on all the money the Jesuits were making. The Enlightenment was making a [...]

7 08, 2017

History of the Jesuits – Catholicism

By |2018-04-24T09:23:19-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

History of the Jesuits: Ignatius of Loyola, who started the Jesuits Ignatius of Loyola In the early 1500s AD, the Protestants were the new thing in Europe. Protestants were getting more and more popular. A few students at the University of Paris in 1534, led by Ignatius of Loyola, wanted to make it cool to be a Catholic again. [...]

7 08, 2017

European religion – history of religion

By |2018-04-24T09:16:15-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

Catholic monks and nuns In 1500 AD, most people in Europe were Christians. A fair number of Europeans were Jewish, and some were Muslims, especially in Eastern Europe. The Christians were split into two big groups - the Orthodox Christians, who mainly lived in Eastern Europe, and the Catholics, who mainly lived in Western Europe. During the [...]

7 08, 2017

Enlightenment – European religion

By |2019-05-29T09:05:32-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

René Descartes - Enlightenment philosopher How do we know what is true? All this fighting about religion and new ideas coming from Africa and the Americas, China and India meant that people in Europe spent a lot of time thinking about what they really believed. Religion in Early Modern Europe Thirty Years' War Medieval [...]

6 08, 2017

European writing – books, poetry, Bibles

By |2018-04-11T18:19:12-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Reproduction of a press from Gutenberg's time The invention of the European printing press with moveable type in northern Europe in the late 1400s AD was no accident: publishers had set out to find a way to create a lot of books cheaply, because there was a new market for the books. More and more European families [...]

6 08, 2017

Protestant Reformation – Early Modern Europe

By |2018-06-20T13:11:49-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Catherine de Medici ruled France during the Protestant Reformation What was the Reformation? By the time Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England both died in 1547 AD, attacks by the Ottoman Empire were less of a problem. But civil war within Europe was more of a problem. All of Europe was beginning to fall into the Wars [...]