Baroque Dbq

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The Baroque was an era of great changes in religion, politics, science, and economics. The Baroque Era began with the Counter-Reformation and ended with two types of revolutions, political and industrial, that changed the world. The baroque was also a period of scientific innovation led by the discoveries of Descartes and Galileo. Science was no longer based on Greek ideals or religious dogma but on reason and empirical laws. The counter-reformation was Catholic Church’s response to the Protestant Reformation. The church fathers emphasized art rather than textbooks since most of the faithful were illiterate. They believed that the purpose of religious art was to teach and inspire the faithful. Rome became the central focal point of the counter-reformation.
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