Humanistic Traditions Notes November 30

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Humanistic Traditions Notes November 30, 2010 Black death: Rotting before you are dead. Swelling, blackened skin (sign that oxygen is being cut off from the cells, begins to die). After the Plague: tough transitional period Psychological effects: trauma impacted centuries of art “memento mori” remember death Art of the Macabre 1393 “Danse Macabre” (dance of death) Art: “memento mori” (remember death) Death is never far away, death comes to all Psychology: Negative view of humanity. Especially “heretics” and women (“witches” caused cold climate – scapegoats, tortured, burned at the state, and Persecution; 1484 Pope Innocent VIII responsible for renewed enthusiasm for persecution) Medieval Age Plague: psychological impact and art – all you could expect is Divine punishment – in life, and after Flagellation: self-injury/punishment 1478: Inquisition Hell as punishment, torture, and torment after death The “harrowing” = raked over hot coals, pain, pain, pain (Lucretius – philosopher – won’t feel any pain, atoms will simply rearrange themselves –
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