Early modern period
The Modern Period is a time from 1500-1800. This time follows the Late Middle Ages and ends with the beginning of the European colonies, it is also the beginning of recognizable nations that we know in modern times.
Europe[change | edit source]
For European countries with many ships, this was the Age of Discovery. Europe was beginning to expand to the New World. Trade with Asia was common, after Europeans found their way around Africa and into the Indian Ocean. In 1453 Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire. Science, transport, and communications improved. This is also called the Renaissance
Asia[change | edit source]
The Mughal Empire began in 1526. This Empire had a orderly government, widespread economic prosperity and religious tolerance. At this time Asia was flourishing in Math and Science. Also the Ottoman Empire was ruling the Middle East, along with the Persian Empire.
Other pages[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- Discussion of the medieval/modern transition from the introduction to the pioneering Cambridge Modern History (1903)
- Society for Renaissance Studies