World History and Culture Midterm

Card Set Information

Author:
Anonymous
ID:
63041
Filename:
World History and Culture Midterm
Updated:
2011-01-30 21:32:10
Tags:

Folders:

Description:
s
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user Anonymous on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. Perspective
    A technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface
  2. Patron
    A person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like
  3. Renaissance Man
    A cultured man of the renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields
  4. Michelangelo
    An Italian painter, sculptor, and architect of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Among many achievements in a life of nearly ninety years, he sculpted the David and several versions of the Pietà, painted the ceiling and rear wall of the Sistine Chapel, and served as one of the architects of Saint Peter's Basilica, designing its famous dome. He is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
  5. Leonardo DaVinci
    Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519).
  6. Holbein


    German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543) He was a Northern Renaissance poet.
  7. Durer
    A leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528) He was a Northern Renaissance poet.
  8. Humanism
    Humanism is an approach in study, philosophy, or practice that focuses on human values and concerns.
  9. Machiavelli
    A statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government
  10. Protestant Reformation
    The Protestant Reformation, also called the Protestant Revolt or simply The Reformation, was the European Christian reform movement that established Protestantism as a constituent branch of contemporary Christianity
  11. Catholic Reformation
    It denotes the period of Catholic revival beginning with the Council of Trent, and ending at the close of the Thirty Years' War, 1648 as a response to the Protestant Reformation
  12. Martin Luther
    He was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation.
  13. John Calvin
    He was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.
  14. Henry VIII
    He was King of England until his death. He formed the Anglican Church and had many wives.
  15. Ignatius of Loyola
    He was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General.
  16. Geocentric
    The idea that the solar system revolves around the earth.
  17. Heliocentric
    The idea that the solar system revolves around the sun.
  18. Copernicus
    Came up with heliocentric theory, but could not prove it with his means of science. He published his findings, but it did not make a stir immediately.
  19. Galileo
    Published the book Starry Messenger which detailed his viewing of the moon through a telescope. He clearly supported Copernicus' theories, and his publications created an uproar.
  20. Sir Isaac Newton
    Created the laws of universal gravitation. He also explained the laws of motion and developed calculus.
  21. Sir Francis Bacon
    Only through observations and repeatable expirements can theories be built.
  22. James I
    He ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland for 22 years, often using the title King of Great Britain, until his death at the age of 58
  23. Charles I
    He was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. He was beheaded with an axe.
  24. Thomas Hobbes
    Wrote during English Civil War, humans are selfish and greedy.
  25. John Locke
    He was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers.
  26. Voltaire
    He was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and free trade.
  27. Montesquieu
    He was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment. Our government is based on his ideas.
  28. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    His political philosophy heavily influenced the French Revolution, as well as the American Revolution and the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.
  29. Mary Wollstonecraft
    She was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights
  30. Louis Phillipe
    The son of a duke who supported the French Revolution but was nevertheless guillotined, he fled France as a young man and spent 21 years in exile, including considerable time in the United States. He was proclaimed king in 1830 after Charles X was forced to abdicate. He was forced to abdicate in 1848 and lived out his life in exile in England. He was the last king to rule France, although Emperor Napoleon III would serve as its last monarch.
  31. Charles X of France
    His rule of almost six years came to an end in 1830 due to the July Revolution, which ignored his attempts to keep the crown in the senior branch of the House of Bourbon and instead elected Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans as King of the French.
  32. Napoleon III
    He holds the unusual distinction of being both the first titular president and the last monarch of France.
  33. Toussaint L'Ouverture
    He was the leader of the Haitian Revolution.
  34. Hidalgo
    It was a traditional title of persons of the Spanish nobility or gentry.
  35. Morelos
    One of the 31 states of Mexico.
  36. Dom Pedro
    Means "Lord Peter"

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview