historic period

Definitions of historic period
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n an era of history having some distinctive feature

Synonyms:
age
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Age of Reason
a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
Elizabethan age
a period in British history during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century; an age marked by literary achievement and domestic prosperity
Victorian age
a period in British history during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century; her character and moral standards restored the prestige of the British monarchy but gave the era a prudish reputation
Baroque period
the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
Middle Ages
the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
Renaissance
the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
Italian Renaissance
the early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance
technological revolution
the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation
Reign of Terror
the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
Harlem Renaissance
a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished
New Deal
the historic period (1933-1940) in the United States during which President Franklin Roosevelt's economic policies were implemented
Reconstruction Period
the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
Restoration
the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685
Great Depression
a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
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antiquity
the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
golden age
any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness
Jazz Age
the 1920s in the United States characterized in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a period of wealth, youthful exuberance, and carefree hedonism
reign
the period during which a monarch is sovereign
turn of the century
the period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century
Type of:
epoch, era
a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

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