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Book 4: Faith, Reason, and Power in the Early Modern World

20 The Catholic Reformation and the Baroque Style

Looking Ahead

The Catholic Reformation

Catholicism's Global Reach

Literature and the Catholic Reformation

The Visual Arts and the Catholic Reformation

The Baroque Style

Baroque Music

Looking Back

21 Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style

Looking Ahead

The Aristocratic Style in Europe

Music and Dance at the Court of Louis XIV

Seventeenth-Century French Literature

Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style Beyond Europe

Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style in China

Absolute Power and the Aristocratic Style in Japan

Looking Back

22 The Baroque in the Protestant North

Looking Ahead

The Rise of the English Commonwealth

The King James Bible

English Literature of the Seventeenth Century

The London of Christopher Wren

Protestant Devotionalism in the Netherlands

The Music of the Protestant North

Looking Back

23 The Scientific Revolution and the New Learning

Looking Ahead

The Scientific Revolution

The New Learning

Newton's Scientific Synthesis

The Impact of the Scientific Revolution on Art

Baroque Instrumental Music

Looking Back

24 The Enlightenment: The Promise of Reason

Looking Ahead

Liberty and Political Theory

The Birth of Economic Theory

The Philosophes

The Crusade for Progress

Enlightenment Literature

Looking Back

25 The Limits of Reason

Looking Ahead

The Industrial Revolution

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Satire: Weapon of the Enlightenment

Rousseau's Revolt against Reason

Kant's Mind/World Revolution

The Revolutions of the Late Eighteenth Century

Looking Back

26 Eighteenth-Century Art, Music, and Society

Looking Ahead

The Rococo Style

Eighteenth-Century Genre Painting

Eighteenth-Century Neoclassicism

Eighteenth-Century Western Music

Looking Back