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Unformatted text preview: a. The majority of Christendom was not Latinate b. Christendom divided into two classes: literate (Latinate) and illiterate (dont read Latin), clerics and laity, rulers and ruled 3. The rise in vernacular writing a. Product of middle ages b. Transformation of what was once oral c. Gregorian church didnt like translation of Bible because it would be corrupted by vernacular tongues 4. What let it in a. Alfonso X ordered all Latin texts be translated to vernacular 5. Whom it empowered a. Helped kings persuade subjects b. Magna Carta limits authority of king to do stuff out of law. No writs of habeus corpus c. Women i. Hildegard of Bingen ii. Christine de Pizan Social and Political Underpinnings 1. From Feudal to Urban politics: Magna Charta to Parliaments 2. The voice of Republican cities 3. Revolts after the Black Death a. Ciompi, Florence, 1378 b. Peasants Revolt, England, 1381...
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