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 last several years, I've combined what used to be spearate quesions on 14th century disasters and on the Renaissance. This seems to create a bit less confusion, so it will probably be a permanent change..
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.