Chapt reading - Western Civilization March 5, 2008 Summary...

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Western Civilization March 5, 2008 Summary of Reading Chambers pgs 172-178; 235-238; 272-276 In reading these pages there has been evidence of one basic overall theme which in my opinion is the role of the Church. In the early Middle Ages the Church is seen to be a dynamic leader and a preserver of the classical traditions of literacy, rhetoric and logic. They adopted the help of missionaries which helped convert those to the Christian beliefs. Through these conversions Christianity began to spread all the way into Western Europe throughout the 7 th century. Which lead to the beginning of the papacy. This ment that the pope would gradually become the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Peter became the 1 st bishop of Rome and Rome was the imperial capital of Latin culture. This was also a time when emperors began to use the religion to help forward their powers across the empire. Pope Leo 1 helped stop Attila the Hun from attacking Rome while rulers such as Constantinople did not even recognize that the papacy existed. The vast empire began to undergo a series of attacks from Lombard’s on the country
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course WESTERN CI 172 taught by Professor Bein during the Spring '07 term at Clemson.

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