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Michelangelo and Monarchies: The Renaissance and Age of Absolutism

Michelangelo and Monarchies: The Renaissance and Age of Absolutism


We have now reached the glories of the Renaissance. No longer spending all their time resources on simply surviving, as they did during the Middle Ages, Europeans become enveloped in reviving the ideas and achievements of the Greeks, the exemplars of exquisite and simplistic beauty. Scientific thinking opens up a plethora of unique theories, probing the laws of nature. New ideas from faraway lands stimulate the thinking of Europe: clocks, gun powder, new types of art and architecture seep into and intrigue the craftsmen of the many cathedrals, palaces, and structures throughout Europe. Explorers transverse the Pacific and Atlantic, discovering new lands and bringing home strange treasures. Art, science, and culture flourish and many of the most beautiful buildings are built, filled to the brim with glorious statues and paintings. Music is composed, philosophy is discussed, and great literature is authored. Absolute monarchies rise, claiming the divine right to rule, taxing, claiming land and riches, and creating a gap between the very rich and the very poor, which ultimately leads to revolutions around the world. The people seek to govern themselves, but they have much to learn before they find a government form that works. We learn that every age has their challenges and that the perspectives of history are many and varied, depending on which side of the stage you are standing on.


The Renaissance and Reformation (1300 – 1650)

The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe, Africa, and Asia (1415 – 1796)

The Beginnings of Our Global Age: Europe and the Americas (1492 – 1750)

The Age of Absolutism (1550 – 1800)


  • Day and Time: Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Dates: March 31, 2025 - May 26, 2025
    • No class April 14 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty

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