historynote #2 - 11/27/07 HIS Notes -1300s-1500s: changes...

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11/27/07 HIS Notes -1300s-1500s: changes in Europe -Plague -Serfs are rid of, freed up population -some go to cities -urban development -Europe goes to rural to urban -merchants also go to cities -Merchants were commoners -they make lots of money through trade, tapped into Eurasian trade -Beginning to challenge elites in society -Landlords make money through agricultural view-rent/taxes -Conduct of society defined by chivalry -Being a noble means you don’t work -Values begin to shift to hard work -Renaissance: the rebirth of European culture and society -Reformation: Involved a split in the church -Martin Luther begins to question corruption in church and theological issues. Mails list of 55 accusations against the church, church rejects what he says -Martin Luther breaks away and makes his own church -Spends many years in one of his supporters castles, translating Bible -See Middle Ages as a tragedy of Europe, since Ancient Rome -Cities decline: trade breaks down -Bourgeoisie based in Italy -Christianity said to people that as bad as it is, it’s okay
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