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Unformatted text preview: History 336 Medieval Europe Review for Second Midterm Exam Katherine Clark, Instructor Broad Synthesis Questions 1. What material and economic developments underpinned, and were even prerequisites for, the literary and artistic achievements of the High Middle Ages? Basing your response on lectures, secondary readings, and primary source readings, explain these new developments influenced urbanization, including labor and social class structure in the cities in the High Middle Ages. 2. Explain the broader context of Abelard’s and Heloise’s society in the High Middle Ages that contributed both to their intellectual development and their views about their illicit love. Discuss the events that tarnished their bright futures and led Abelard and Heloise each, separately, to enter monastic life. How did each of them view their past philosophically, morally, and spiritually, based on evidence from their letters and Abelard’s Ethics ? 3. Discuss the origins, development, and function of courtly love as both a code of knightly 3....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HST 212 taught by Professor Wakfeild during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Brockport.
- Spring '08