Sep 2018
Early Modern Period / 1500 – 1750

The Early Modern Period is the first third of the Modern Period and is often used with the parent categorization. It starts with the invention of the printing press, covering the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and, more generally, the establishment of a more global network. It ends in 1750 with the beginning of British industrialization.
  • The Renaissance / Europe, 14th century - 17th century
  • Age of Discovery (or Exploration) / Europe, 16th century - 18th century
  • Age of Sail (referring to commercial and military impact of sailing technology) / usually dated as 1571—1862.
  • Elizabethan Period / England, 1558–1603
  • The Protestant Reformation / Europe, 16th century
  • The Age of Enlightenment / Europe, 18th century