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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:HISTORY (History of Europe: 1453 - 1815)' (November)-2012

Course: 301
(History of Europe: 1453 - 1815)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. (a) Answer the following questions in one word or in one sentence: 1x8=8
  1. Who is called the ‘father of humanism’?
  2. In which year was the Peace of Augsburg signed?
  3. Who was the author of the book, On the Laws of Peace and Wars?
  4. Who discovered the ‘New World’?
  5. Who was the monarch, who exclaimed, “I am the State, I am the State”?
  6. Who was the Commander in chief of the War of American Independence?
  7. Who was the 18th century intellectual to exclaim “Back to the nature”?
  8. Who was the most influential person of the Congress of Vienna?
(b) Write short notes on the following (any three): 4x3=12
  1. The Society of Jesus.
  2. Seven Bishops’ Case.
  3. Mercantilism.
  4. Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the women of England.
  5. Continental System.
Answer the following (within 300 words):
2. (a) What do you mean by Renaissance? Discuss the main features of Renaissance in Europe?
(b) Narrate the causes and consequences of the Thirty Years War.
3. (a) What were the main motives behind overseas expansion in the 15th and 16th centuries? Explain the consequences of those geographical discoveries. 6+6=12
(b) What was ‘absolute monarchy’? In what ways did Richelieu, the Prime Minister of France, try to enhance the power of the French monarch? 4+8=12

4. (a) Write briefly about the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. Examine the impact of those Scientific Revolution on human life. 8+4=12
(b) Analyze the political and economic causes of the America War of Independence.
5. (a) “The Enlightened Despotism was the result of the intellectual revolution of the 18th century.” Discuss the significance of the statement.
(b) What is capitalism? Do you think that the rise of urban centre contributed to the growth of capitalism?    4+8=12
6. (a) Discuss the political and economic causes of the French Revolution. 12
(b) What were the objectives of the Vienna Congress? Explain how the Vienna Congress tried to achieve those objectives. 4+8=12


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