Eastern Europe Consolidates: Crash Course European History #16

While the focus has been on Western Europe so far, there has also been a lot going on in Eastern Europe, which we will be looking at today. The Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, The Ottoman Empire, and Russia were all competing at the eastern end of the continental...

The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

So far in this series, we have covered a lot of war, disease, climate disaster, and some more war. Well, prepare yourself for something a little more positive. This week, we are talking about the Enlightenment. In this video, you will learn about the ideas of...

Scientific Revolution: Crash Course European History #12

There was a lot of bad stuff going on in Europe in the 17th century. We have seen wars, plagues, and unrest of all types. But, there is some good news. Huge advances were underway in the scientific community in Europe at this time. In this video we will look at the...

The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

We have talked about a lot of revolutions in 19th Century Europe, and today we are moving on to a less warlike revolution, the Industrial Revolution. You will learn about the development of steam power and mechanization, and the labor and social movements that this...

Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course European History #13

So far, the rulers of Europe have been working to consolidate their power and expand their kingdoms, and this is it. The moment they have been working toward: Absolute Monarchy. We are going to learn about how kings and queens became absolute rulers in Europe, and...