the XVII century: Philosophical and cultural aspects (A CENTURY OF CHANGE…
the XVII century: Philosophical and cultural aspects
AGE OF DISCOVERY
the 18th century was characterized by the rivolutonary work done by scientists and philosophers.
pefected the telescope
he defined the Law of Gravity
studied how to organize for the better a State
he was able to polish the calculus method
A CENTURY OF CHANGE
the raising of journalism
was a way to let people know about the "outside world" as a product of the increasing of the travels
middle class was more interested in factual writing than fictional writing and being the larger part interested in this new form of writing they were the reason for it's increasing.
wideinig of the reading pubblic
the development of printing etchonology which made pepers more accesible
the opening of circular libreries gave the opportnuity to anybody to an easy access to book or newspaper
3.the increse in number of women readers thanks to the expansion of the schol system.
more people started to write but, most importantly to ready. One of them was the middle class which will be a really important part for the incresing of journalism
he is most know for his satire: a way of writing that used different kinds of irony and a lot of humor
he wrote " Gulliver's Travels" in 1726
He wrote a particular type of novel: realistic. He talks about things that didin't actually happen but have the possibility to happen
his most famous work is Robinson Crusoe written in 1719
other great names among the "modern novelist " were:
SAMUEL RICHARDSON, HANRY FIELDING
Novel started with being an evolution of the non-fictional prose.But the new middle class had little interest about acient battles or medieval adventures and just wanted to read about them in books. That's when "modern novels" were born.
Aristocracy started to impose thir powers even through buildings, chanigind the landscape of the country
thanks to the "Ground Tour" English gentleman were able to experience really diffrent aspects of the European culture.