PTC Module 3 By: Lauren Griswold

European Thought, Enlightenment, and Inquiry

This source examines the Enlightenment and how it impacted the Europeans and how they viewed themselves and the world. Whether in reviewing a woman's place in the world, natural laws, or through different writers and their impact on thoughts and ideas during this period; like Mary Wollstonecraft. This source is significant because it displays the impact new ideas had and how they were allowed to blossom during this time in history. It shows how man began to question their existence as well as the existence of those around them and what their real purpose was. It is also significant because it allows the reader to examine how thought and reason impacted Europeans and how they dealt with these new changes that challenged their preconceived notions. It connects historically through the text with Enlightenment and the age of reason as it provides an outlook on thoughts of enlightened thinkers. This source gives an overview of the impact of the enlightenment, while the text goes in depth with a substantial impact on it and how Europeans reacted to the new information and ideas presented to them.

Lady Mary Mortley Montagu

This source examines Lady Mary Mortley Montagu and how she rose to be a woman with renowned intelligence who would later write her manuscripts on her life called the letters. The letters were about Eastern life and her transition into a new society. This source is significant because it gives a new perspective on the same period from the viewpoint of a woman. The source allows the reader to have a greater understanding about the trials and tribulations that some women had to face during this time and how they reacted to the new age of enlightenment and the age of reason. This document connects to the text historically through the age of reason and the Enlightenment and the impact it had on the view of women. The question of women and their place was brought up during this time and is evident in this source because people did not berate her for her intelligence. This reference shows a real world impact that the enlightenment era had on people rather than just a reference to change this source shows that change.

Technology and Enlightenment: The Mechanical Arts in Diderot’s Encyclopédie

This source allows the reader the chance to explore the inventions created during the Enlightenment and the different fashion styles that also originated. This reference explores wigs, paper mills, mining, printmaking, and more. One example source, Surgery, shows the reader a diagram of eye surgery that was occurring during that period. This source is significant because it gives a closer look at the original ideas created during that time and their execution of that idea. The reader can look at a diagram of ribbon making and understand the different parts needed for it, and they can also imagine the labor that went in to create these various inventions. This source also connects historically to the text through the Enlightenment and the age of reason as it gives a further in-depth viewpoint of designs created during that time and how they worked in reality.

Goya & The Spanish Enlightenment

This source examines Francisco de Goya and his journey as an artist through four different monarchies and how they impacted his work and life. This source is significant because it allows you to explore the world of art more in depth and the phases that art experienced through new ideas, monarchies, and fashions. The significance of this the exploration of the Enlightenment and the age of reason did not just affect the sciences it also influenced art and literature and impacted their development and the media that they feature. This source connects with the text historically through the implications of the Enlightenment as well as through the different monarchies and how their policies and society challenged Goya and his art. The politics of the new monarchies and all they envision influence Goya and his pieces and allow the reader to see the impact of new ideas on a different level.

Works Cited

Darty, Amy. European Enlightenment Thought & Inquiry. 2017. https://webcourses.ucf.edu/courses/1251924/files/60245017?module_item_id=10445056. Accessed Feb 1. 2017.

Jokinen, Anniina. "Lady Mary Wortley Montague." The Penny Cyclopedia. Vol XV. London: Charles Knight & Co., 1839. 351-2. Site 2006. Date Accessed Feb 1. 2017.

Technology and Enlightenment: The Mechanical Arts in Diderot’s Encyclopédie. Massachusets Institute of Technology. https://libraries.mit.edu/exhibits/diderots-encyclopedia-exhibit-preview/. Date Accessed Feb 1. 2017.

Voorhies, James. “Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) and the Spanish Enlightenment.” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/goya/hd_goya.htm (October 2003)

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