1. August 27th - Continuity and Change

1. August 27th - Continuity and Change - CONTINUITY AND...

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CONTINUITY AND CHANGE “The Medieval Inheritance and Turning Points of the 15 th Century” - Legacy of the medieval ages, specifically social structures - Turning Points of the 15 th Century (1450ish) MEDIEVAL STRUCTURES OF SOCIETY 3 Orders of Society 1. Those who Prayed 2. Those who Fought 3. Those who Worked *People who fought had the most immediate impact on daily lives of all people. LIMITATIONS OF THE MODEL: 1. Prayers were not necessarily the most powerful people (Power depends on who controls politics, war, work, etc.) 2. The pyramid model is to divisive. There was social mobility, people could move between the social classes and heirarchies. - People disliked change as much as they dislike differences and continuity - People are comfortable with the medieval model and hold onto it, even though they are somewhat unhappy at times with it. They are comfortable with it, and believe this is the way things should be. THOSE WHO PRAYED (Arguably considered the most socially important) 1. Pope a. Head of the Catholic Church b. Ideally one secular clergy 2. Cardinals a. Appointed, secular clergy 3. Archbishops a. Appointed, secular clergy 4. Bishops/Urban Priests a. Appointed, secular clergy 5.
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