José Luis Romero
Latin America: Its Cities and Ideas
1. The Latin expressionmilites
et rustici (soldiers and farmers)was used in the Middle Ages to refer
to the two rigid classes or castes in which some early medieval societies were
2. The term burguesia
is more commonly used in Spanish than its English equivalent (bourgeoisie).
The expression middle class is used in this translation concurrently
with bourgeoisie whenever burguesia appears in the original text.
3. The Almog vares
were Catalonian mercenaries who, under Roger de la Flor, joined the army of
Emperor Andronicus II (1258-1332) in his fight against the Turks.