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Unformatted text preview: 2-7Urban Life and Devotion: Heresy, Friars and Urban Life• A More Populated World• the Northern Mediterranean• use of Galleys prohibits travel into open water• a mindset or a world view• lots of contact despite the conflict between Muslims and Christians• smugglers moving around the area• more used to seeing people• more used to seeing foreigners• means anyone you don’t know• cities take off in the 13th c.• the Well-To-Do and the Poor• cities contain the rich and poor• people want to show their wealth• poor coming from the countryside, the hinterland, who can no longer make a living• number of really desperate people grows, because not enough jobs• an alternative to the monastic model of a religious life began to emerge• church encourages thinking• nervous about the new sense of religiosity • a speeding up of life• people beginning to question values• Heresy• christian belief that deviates from the orthodox teachings• Doctrinal heresy• ex. Mary was not a virgin• ex....
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- Fall '07
- Middle Ages, Francis of Assisi, Franciscan, Monastery, well-to-do cloth merchant, Major Heretical Groups