1 How far did royal power expand in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and what limited royal power?
2 How did Louis XIV conceptualize and expand his authority?
3 How did political traditions in Austria and Prussia lead to different models of absolutism?
4 What role did religion play in the competition between Parliament and the Stuart kings for authority in England?
5 What was revolutionary about the Glorious Revolution?
6 How did Islamic scholarship contribute to the Scientific Revolution?