World history/WHME101/Absolutism/European absolutism

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Read the below article. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • How did values change in Europe after the Peace of Westphalia?
  • What justifications were offered for absolutism?

World History International, 'Absolutism: European Absolutism and Power Politics', 1998.

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  • Absolutist political rule led to stability because ...
  • Ordinary people ...

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