Lecture - December 7

Lecture - December 7 - History 121A December 7 2006...

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History 121A December 7, 2006 Religious Fragmentation Religion and culture shifted and altered in the second half of the 16 th century There was a sense of a unified culture that emerged Apart from the highly learned culture, discretely merged the upper and lower classes Many nobles only dictated letters because the scribes would write them down; dictated letters was a type of oral presentation or performance * When one sees a letter, they can “see” the performance per se * A nobleman would not be in a different kind of culture than a peasant or an artisan * They would all be effective non-literates; they might have learned how to write but in terms of reading, the whole idea of sitting by yourself and reading a book was an eighteenth century invention Confessionalization Most historians looked at the early Luther or the Calvin part of religious conflict Systematic statements of belief By 1530, a different territory in central Europe had gone into Lutheranism The problem was that each territory had been reformed by its own religious leader Early religious ideas were spread by the written word
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIST 121A taught by Professor Sabean during the Fall '06 term at UCLA.

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Lecture - December 7 - History 121A December 7 2006...

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