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lecture 8 - Fri. 1/25/08 History2B: lecture 8 Middle Ages -...

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Fri. 1/25/08 History2B: lecture 8 Middle Ages - dark middle ages o not a lot of intellectual movement, no new ideas o Church ruled o Rise of kings o Atheism not possible Europe Rising (1000-1300): The high Middle Ages - Church plays a large role (holy roman empire) - Extremely fragmented What causes changes in Europe - Economic growth, which leads to demographic growth - Political centralization (on regional level) - Imported skills, knowledge and resources from outside - Safety: armed and mobilized knights - France: consolidation under Capetians o Kings and lords took lands through force (army) and intimidation o Organized crusades against Muslim states and in southern France and turned these lands into royal domains o Strategic marriages o Took lands from those who died without heirs - England: William the conqueror and the Norman conquest, 1066 o Reformed England, transplanted Norman ideals into England - Spain (Antes) o Muslims were pushed out, spread of Christianity - Italy o Had the Papal states as a political entity
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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