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History of France

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History of France

  1. 1. Early Modern Europe <ul><li>Refers to a period in the history of Western Europe and its first colonies </li></ul><ul><li>15 th -18 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by profound changes in human endeavor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law courts </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. 15 th and 16 th Century <ul><li>“ Early Modern Period” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabethan Period </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identified as period in which </li></ul><ul><li>individuals began to think for </li></ul><ul><li>themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Major Events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulation of politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Luther & Protestant Reformation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End of medieval Roman Catholic Church </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. France (French Republic) State in Western Europe Defined in its constitution as INDIVISIBLE, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC AND SOCIAL
  4. 4. Language of France <ul><li>Official language of France is FRENCH, a romance language derived from Latin </li></ul><ul><li>French government does not regulate choice of language in publications </li></ul><ul><li>Besides French, there are 77 vernacular minority languages in France </li></ul>

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