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Western Civilization: Antiquity to the 17th century AD
This course offers a survey of Western Civilization from ancient civilizations of the
Scholasticism- way of thought which dominated teachings of medieval universities in
Europe from 13-14th centuries. Tries to harmonize authorities of their own tradition.
Says the truth is already available, has to be organized, explained, and defended. Th
Merchants go for Protestantism. They are educated, they can read the bible, so all
this stuff makes more sense for them. They have also read all of the complaints about
the churches corruption in the period.
Nobility and clergy are convinced by the academ
John Calvin- Was a French pastor and theologian during the protestant reformation in the
16th century. Also big of the founding of Calvinism (major branch of Protestantism).
Wrote policies for church governance. Lead the change in Geneva, which started wh
Battle of White Mountain- 17th century battle between Catholics of Ferdanan of Austria
vs. Protestants of Frederick of Palatinate. The catholics have victory, battle in 30 years
war. It is the start of catholic victories assuring that the Bohemians/Protes
Magna Carta- Signed in 13th century between King John and England. It was a series of
written promises that the king would deal with its people according to feudal law. This
tried to stop the king from abusing his power in England. Made king respect feuda