The Early Modern Period

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When does the early modern period of modern history span?

From the Late Middle Ages to the beginning of the Age of Revolutions

What is considered the most important feature of the early modern period from a worldwide standpoint?

Its spreading globalizing character

What marked the beginning of the early modern period according to some historians?

The fall of Constantinople in 1453

What event is often cited as the end of the early modern period?

The French Revolution in 1789

What characterized the rise of the early modern period?

The rise of new economies and institutions

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Early Modern Period

  • The early modern period of modern history spans from approximately 1450 to 1750.

Characteristics and Markers

  • The most important feature of the early modern period from a worldwide standpoint is the emergence of global trade networks and the rise of capitalism.

Beginning and End

  • Some historians mark the beginning of the early modern period with the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
  • The Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 is often cited as the end of the early modern period.

Rise of the Early Modern Period

  • The rise of the early modern period was characterized by the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Exploration, which led to the creation of new global connections and the transition from a medieval to a modern society.

Test your knowledge of the early modern period in this quiz, covering the Renaissance, European history, Timurid Central Asia, and major events leading up to the Age of Revolutions. Explore the historical timeline and significant developments during this pivotal era in modern history.

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