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Chambers 249-272 Short Summary March 29, 2008 The beginning of the medieval civilization was a time of a strong sense of community with a unification of the governmental system. The church begins to regain control over the lands and they embark on a major reform of schooling systems to enhance the intellect of the civilians in the west. This boost of intellect led to the rise of scholasticism which refers to the way in which writing is interpreted with reasoning. One major man of this time was Thomas Aquinas who believed that reasoning was based on internal experience and the way you can achieve that is through observation. His views were highly criticized and were not widely accepted. Another thing that was not widely accepted during this time period was influential women. Their lives tended to be centralized inside the walls of a nunnery. This is what I found to be kind of off, growing up I always had the notion that women during the medieval ages were those of prestige. I envisioned them to hold some kind of weight over their husbands and the overall way of life that was lead. Architecture was a big part of this time period, particularly two kinds Romanesque and
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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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