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The New Assembly Rooms in 1779 Bath, England
Engraving of the New Assembly Rooms in 1779 Bath, England - Wikimedia


If Modernity includes the Renaissance, then it began around five or six centuries ago, marked by the transition from the medieval to the modern era. During this time, the world saw significant advances in science, technology, and industry, the growth of commerce (capitalism) and the expansion of European imperialism. This period also saw the rise of the modern nation-state, as well as major social and political revolutions such as the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the growth of democracy, the Industrial Revolution, the development of the modern industrial economy, and the beginning of the modern era of globalisation, accelerating technological progress, and in the last half century or so the Information Revolution.


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