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									The Middle Ages
   Introduction
      Back to Western Europe
• Where did we leave off?
  – The Roman Empire was collapsing.
     • Invaders attacked Rome from the north
       (Germania)

  – Power was shifting East (to what empire?)

  – The Catholic Church has filled the power vacuum
    left by the Roman Empire.
      • Church had the power over political, social,
        economic, and religious life of everyday
        Europeans.
In the Middle
  Ages, the
   power is
   with the
 C.H.U.R.C.H.
Church authority grew as Roman
       authority declined.

      Power
      Vacuum!




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            Powerful Popes
• #1 – Gregory the Great (590-604 A.D.)
  – Took over the day to day administration of
    Rome.
  – Instructed military on the defense of the city.
  – Became an international political leader!
Hundreds of social and religious
  needs met by parish priests.




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Unification of Europe under the
                   church


        Roman
        Catholic


                            Eastern
                            Orthodox
     The Conversion of Ireland!
• Story of St. Patrick (390?-461)
        Roman and Greek cultural
         achievements preserved by
                monasteries.
• Monasteries- People went
  there to grow spiritually and
  to escape Europe, which
  was still in chaos.
• Most influential monk –
  Benedict of Nursia (470-543)
• He wrote a Rule. The Rule
  called for monks to live a
  balanced life of work and
  prayer (work consisted of
  translating ancient texts!)

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 Crowning of Charlemagne in
        800 A.D. = key event
• Example of the power of the church.
• Basically proves how strong the church
  had become.




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   Holy Roman Empire = main
political body under Catholic church
  In the Middle Ages, the power is
        with the C.H.U.R.C.H.
Church authority grew as Roman authority declined.
Hundreds of social and religious needs met by parish
  priests.
Unification of Europe under the church
Roman and Greek cultural achievements preserved by
  monasteries.
Crowning of Charlemagne in 800 A.D. = key event
Holy Roman Empire = main political body under
  Catholic church
 Basically, Medieval culture was a
       mix of the three C’s

• Classical heritage of Rome
• Christian Beliefs
• Customs of Germanic Tribes
               Reflection
• If you lived during the Middle Ages, what
  do you think you would have to do or be to
  be successful?

								
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