After four midterms in the nearly complete pile o’ marking have come up with some strange viewpoint that conflates the Reformation into the Renaissance (i.e. the Reformation results from the Renaissance directly, not just as a longterm, related, possibly part of the consequences of, no, it’s so integral that it doesn’t even rate its own name anymore), I’m forced to consider several disquieting options:
a) I really didn’t clearly communicate the differences between these two areas despite having worked from the same key points separated out over five different class meetings and used without confusion since 1991
b) I should review the textbook to make sure the latest revision didn’t come up with something completely off the wall that I overlooked
c) There is someone else who’s been deforming their developing historical mindsets and doing a rotten job of it!
In other news, apparently Martin Luther King posted a thesis in 1557, the Hundred Years War ran from 1450 to 1558 and Rome apparently is located on the Adriatic coast. Just so’s you know!