Period One: c. 1450 to c. 1648
For this period, images and primary source documents are organized by each of the five Key Concepts of the Outline, providing an overview of:
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Key Concept 1.1 — The rediscovery of the works from ancient Greece and Rome and observation of the natural world changed many Europeans' view of the world.
Key Concept 1.2— Religious pluralism challenged the concept of a unified Europe.
Key Concept 1.3— Europeans explored and settled overseas territories, encountering and interacting with indigenous populations.
Key Concept 1.4— European society and the experiences of everyday life were increasingly shaped be commercial and agricultural capitalism, notwithstanding the continued existence of medieval social and economic structures.