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February13th - Notes 2/13/07 Middle (dark) Ages 500-1054 I)...

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Notes 2/13/07 Middle (dark) Ages 500-1054 I) Western Church a. Political - Church and state are pretty well connected. From the churches standpoint, it’s a relatively happy thing. b. Examples of how the church and the state functioned: i. Charlemagne (died 814) comes to power at a time when the empire is at a lowpoint and he goes out and takes a lot of the land that was once the roman empire, becoming a powerful guy. He was a devoted Christian, and saw what he was doing as a way to fulfill augustine’s city of God. The ultimatem was to convert to Christianity or die, but these new Christians were coersed. Charlemagne was a spiritual guy who thought that he was doing the right thing though. 799, Leo III – comes to Charlemagne for assistance and Charlemagne keeps people from killing him. The next year, 800, Leo gives Charlemagne the churches support as emperor. This was a power play on Leo’s part, because it essentially gives Leo more power in “allowing” Charlemagne to be king. This empire became known as the Holy Roman Empire. ii.
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