How Does The Age of Reason differ from the Early Mod. Period?



Early Modern Period

Age of Reason

Attitude toward faith and God





Who controlled education?





What was the role of reason and rationalism?    

What was the basis of scientific belief?




How did writers earn a living?





How was the country governed? What role(s) did the monarchy play?




What role(s) did women play?





How were the various classes of society viewed? Was there social mobility?




How were books produced? Who could afford them?




What was the purpose of education?




What was the attitude toward literacy?




What was the size of the known world?




What was English wealth based on?




Who was England=s primary enemy?




What are the major literary forms?