1Hist 151 rec - o Audience: Women They are expected to be...

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Hist 151 rec. 11/5/10 Giovanni Boccaccio (1311-1375) Crisis of the 14 th Century Skepticism of the Church o Wycliffe (England) o Eckhart (Holy Roman Empire) o Jan Hus (r.1415) 100 Years War (France/England) o Institutional Monarchies 1347: Black Death o Killed 1/3-1/2 population of Europe The Renaissance o Humanism Worldly Focused on Antiquity (Greece/Rome) Individual o Liberal Arts (as opposed to just a straight theological study) o Petrarch (1304-1374) had some influence over Boccaccio Decameron (1348-1350) Written in Italian (vs. Latin) Why Italy? o Where Rome was o Urban o Had Money (could afford to send there children to school) o Framing Narrative: Surrounds the Story Ex: Canterbury Tales
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Unformatted text preview: o Audience: Women They are expected to be cloistered in their homes o About People ignoring deaths More willing to break the laws Abandoning their cities and homes Breaking of Moral Customs o People Fled Wealthy People Sequestered in their Houses Over and under indulgence Ascetic Impulse • Any benefits of the plague? o Demand for labour Serfs Riots o Population decrease • Intro to Book o Plague o Women in the Church o 3 men show up • Moral of the Story o You can get away with anything as long as you go through the steps o Fundamental Disconnect btw Boc. And the religion vs. the Religious...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at City College of San Francisco.

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1Hist 151 rec - o Audience: Women They are expected to be...

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