M10.docx - James Dyer 3 April 2016 Ancient History Professor Lark Being a Bishop in Merovingian France I believe that being a bishop in Merovingian

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James Dyer 3 April 2016 Ancient History Professor Lark Being a Bishop in Merovingian France I believe that being a bishop in Merovingian France in this time period would be a healthy lifestyle to live. Being both a higher power in both the church and society you would be able to live more freely and help others around you as well. During this time, bishops became big landowners and began to build up monasteries, as they were getting wealthier and wealthier. A big person at the time was Clovis, a bishop who realized that the partaking into the church brought a great deal of power and wealth to their lifestyle. Secondly, bishops were supposed to be elected by the clergy and the people of the diocese but there could always be a king that put them into power, then again kings were to be elected as well so there is room for much conspiracy if one were to say. The bishops held councils each year in order to establish discipline and go
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