PLEASE ALSO NOTE:
Late Middle Ages (1300-1500), the Rensaissance (1350-1600), and the
Reformation (1517-1648) overlap, and historians aren't all that
consistent in the way they associate different figures with the
different periods. I often separate the late Middle Ages from the
Renaissance, but I am going to see what happens this semester by
treating the two as simply different sides of the same period. For
the Spring 2016 and Spring 2017 finals, I combed the Renaissance
question with the 14th century disasters question. This
created a bit less confusion, so I will do the same this semester.
also that Erasmus (1466-1536) and More
are often considered late Renaissance writers, but I put them
in my lecture on 16th century reformers--where they also belong.
For reasons that I hope will be apparent to you, I talk about
Reformation figures first, and then come back to Erasmus and More.