The information on this site was developed by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein as a series of lecture notes for a World Cultures course. It contains a variety of information about many aspects of world culture throughout the ages Each of the major headings, and the other topics, can be reached through the links in the navigation bar at the top of each page. Part 2 - The Renaissance to the Present Table of Contents The Renaissance o The Renaissance o Savonarola and the "Bonfires of the Vanities" o Writers of the The Renaissance* o Man as a Microcosm of the Macrocosm o How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci o Looking at Art and Artists o Pico, Machiavelli, Castiglione, and Elizabeth I of England The Reformation and Counter-Reformation o The Reformation o Germany—Lutheranism o Switzerland—Calvinism o England—Anglicanism o The Counter-Reformation Baroque Age o Time Line of the Baroque Age o The Scientific Revolution o Descartes: Discourse on Method o Sir Francis Bacon: Inductive Reasoning o John Locke: The Second Treatise of Civil Government Neo-Classicism o Jonathan Swift o Alexander Pope o Neo-Classical Art and Architecture o Voltaire’s Candide* Narrative Form and Style A Summary of Candide* Satire, Irony, and other Rhetorical Devices Voltaire’s Deism vs. the Philosophy of Leibnitz Archetypes of the Hero's Journey in Candide Mary Wollstonecraft o Opera Revolution in Politics o Thomas Jefferson, from The Declaration of Independence o From the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen o Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, from Reason in History Romanticism o Romantic Poets o Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” o John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” o Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess" o Goethe’s Faust, Part I A Brief Look at Some 19th- and 20th-Century "-isms" o Seventeen 19th- and 20th-Century "-isms" o Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels o Our Inheritance from Sigmund Freud o Charles Darwin First World War and It's Aftermath o The Waste Land: o Introduction to The Waste Land o Use of Images from the Tarot Deck in The Waste Land o Notes on The Waste Land* Part I. The Burial of the Dead Part II. A Game of Chess Part III. The Fire Sermon Part IV. Death by Water Part V. What the Thunder Said Voyage to the Planets (Part 1) Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily