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Role of the church in the 17th and 18th centuries

Links to articles and interesting analysis about the church at that time.


A brief history of religion in 17th Century England

The Catholicreforming movementsin 17th century France

The 17th century saw the rise of various movements attempting to reform the Catholic Church from within while avoiding any break-away. Such movements aimed partly at countering the influence in France of the Protestant reformation.

Lecture 6: Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1715

Who Invented the Printing Press?

Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized printing technology by adapting the presses used for winemaking. Gutenberg's printing press is considered one of the greatest inventions of the second millennium.

Enlightenment - Facts & Summary -

Find out more about the history of Enlightenment, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on

French Revolution | Causes, Facts, & Summary

The revolutionary movement that shook France between 1787 and 1799 and reached its first climax there in 1789. Hence the conventional term “Revolution of 1789,” denoting the end...