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10-21-08 --- 2c - - The earlier Franciscans exhibited...

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- The earlier Franciscans exhibited almost a child-like spontaneity in how they rejected established rules. There is more emphasis on emotional and joyful expressions [symbolizing their union with God?] - The Kabala continued to be a vital force in Western thought… especially among Renaissance scholars. Ruiz notes that he’ll issue the study guide Wednesday night and that he’ll add a few attachments for further understanding of the Kabala. A Series of Mystics and Their Historical Contexts: St. Catherine of Siena o Context: Plague breaks out in Siena in 1348, killing half of the population. During the 14 th century, Italy saw the beginnings of its becoming a pre- capital state. Catherine managed to articulate a series of orthodox positions on the economy of Italy. The church preached against excess – salaries were paid to workers only to the degree that they managed subsistence. Selling things for more than what they were worth was sin, etc. This is at odds with the development of capitalism in Italy.
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course HIST 2C taught by Professor Ruiz during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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10-21-08 --- 2c - - The earlier Franciscans exhibited...

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