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Unformatted text preview: lecture 9/12 14:12 Islam in the west Europe: 1442 islam and jews expelled from Spain and Portugal Early modern Europe: renaissance (14 th-16 th century follows the Christian Middle Ages) Dante: 14 th century, wrote in exile in Italian vernacular, steps away from high literature in language of church. Maker of beginning of Renaissance. Rebirth of western classics, Greek classic almost forgotten , brings figures Vigil, homer and philosophers into inferno. Included Muslim philosophers, who kept Aristotles works alive who was forgotten in Dantes time )1265-1321). Arab scientific discoveries become known Netherlands; Erasmus, France: Montaigne, Rabelais, England: Shakespeare (1564- 1616) 300 years later Secularism: of this world, not unreligious but laws and rules are of this world. Separate Divine Comedia Inferno; epic poem genre of ancient epics Aaneid: Virgil: fall of troy and founding of Rome, Aeneas path of Odysseus ties Roman...
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