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European Contributions
You may use the following list of the possible contributions of European history to provideexamples in your essay about the merits of studying European history. You should conductadditional research on any topics that you choose in order to provide more detail andelaboration in the body paragraphs of the essay assigned for this lesson. You can researchinformation on credible websites and in the recommended textbooks for the course.
List of Possible Contributions of European History
(The following list is not comprehensive.)
a.
Feudalism
 b.
Monarchy: absolute, constitutional, anddivine right
c.
Constitutionalism and John Locke
 d.
 Absolutism and Thomas Hobbes
e.
Enlightened despotism
f.
City-state oligarchies
 g.
Imperialism
 h.
Realpolitik
i.
 Autocracy
j.
Totalitarianism
k.
Nazism
l.
Fascism
 m.
Communism
 n.
Welfare state
 o.
Representative democracy (Republic)
a.
Mercantilism
 b.
Laissez-faire
c.
Joint-Stock Companies
 d.
Industrialization
e.
Economic imperialism
f.
Utopian socialism
 g.
Customs union
 h.
 Adam Smith and
The Wealth of Nations
i.
Capitalism
j.
Command economy
k.
Monetary union and Common Market
a.
Italian Renaissance
 b.
Northern Renaissance
c.
Baroque
 d.
Realism (seventeenth century)
e.
Rococo (eighteenth century)
f.
Neoclassicism (eighteenth century)
 g.
Romanticism (nineteenth century)
 h.
Impressionism (nineteenth century)
i.
Post-Impressionism (nineteenth century)
j.
Expressionism (nineteenth and twentiethcentury’s)
k.
Surrealism (nineteenth and twentiethcenturies)
l.
Cubism (twentieth century)
 m.
 Abstract Impressionism (twentieth century)
 n.
 Also consider composers: Vivaldi, Handel,Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner,Strauss, Schumann, Bartok, Berg, Britten,Busoni
1. Contributions in politics2. Contributions in economics3. Contributions in European art movements
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HST550A–B: AP European History | European Contributions
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a.
Petrarch
 b.
Dante, Divine Comedy
c.
Boccaccio, The Decameron
 d.
Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
e.
Erasmus, The Praise of Folly
f.
Machiavelli, The Prince
 g.
Shakespeare
 h.
Montaigne, Essays
i.
Racine
j.
Voltaire, Candide
k.
Rousseau, Emile and Social Contract
l.
Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame
 m.
Wollstonecraft
 n.
Tolstoy, War and Peace
 o.
Zola
 p.
Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden”
 q.
Conrad, The Heart of Darkness
r.
Proust, Remembrance of Things Past
s.
Spengler, The Decline of the West
t.
Joyce, Ulysses
 u.
Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
v.
Orwell, 1984
 w.
Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
x.
Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of IvanDenisovich
y.
Friedan, The Feminine Mystique
a.
 Aristocracy
 b.
Serfdom
c.
Bourgeoisie
 d.
Urban proletariat
e.
 Agricultural peasants
f.
Women’s suffrage movement
a.
Paved streets
 b.
Heliocentric model of the universe
c.
Systematic approach to observing andcharting planets
 d.
Basic and modern physics
e.
Studies of the heart and circulatory system
f.
 Advancements in map making
 g.
Inventions of the mercury barometer andearly calculator 
 h.
Laws on universal gravitation
i.
 Advanced calculus
j.
Printing and Gutenberg’s movable type
k.
Laws of motion
l.
Cartesian Dualism
 m.
Decimal system of representing fractions
 n.
Invention of logarithms by John Napier 
 o.
Descartes’ connections between geometryand motion
 p.
Study of an advances in optics
 q.
Innovations in agriculture
r.
Spinning jenny
s.
Water frame
t.
Steam engine
 u.
Smallpox vaccination
v.
Railroads
 w.
Darwin and evolution
x.
Germ theory of disease (Pasteur)
y.
Lister and disinfection
z.
Pavlov and human conditioning
 aa.
Mendel and genetics
4. European literary giants5. Contributions in social structures6. Contributions in the sciences and technology
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HST550A–B: AP European History | European Contributions
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