Writing assignment: Answer three of the following questions.
(1) What kinds of ideas were the “eutopians” promoting? Why is it perhaps not a coincidence that this desire to rethink the organization of society emerged in the sixteenth century in particular?
(2) What was the key issue that led to the outbreak of the Thirty Years’ War? What religious accommodation was reached by Catholics and Protestants in the Peace of Westphalia?
(3) What was the English Civil War all about?
(4) Who were the Levellers, and what did they believe?