Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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67: Wed, May 16, 2018
Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
We have talked about a number of different types of communities in previous chapters:
The rise of absolutism in France, Prussia, and Russia shifted the relationships and loyalties of towns, guilds, peasants, nobles, and the absolute rulers in different ways, while the rise of representative government in the Netherlands and a constitutional monarchy in England shifted shifted relationships and loyalties in other ways. The text does not discuss changes to the kinds of communities that had developed in Europe in any particulars, so for this topic this time, consider the following:
Please note that this is a question more about method than about the particulars of this period. You do not need to do any actual research to support a specific claim, but you do need to discuss specifically what kind of evidence you would want to see to help you understand how a particular change in external political power factors would influence a community, including units as small as families.
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