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Papacy and the Holy Roman EmpireFeudalism was government at its simplest levelMore sophisticated governments begin to emergeoPapacyoHoly Roman EmpirePapacyThe PopePolitical power from 600-1860It ruled territory, had an army, had a bureaucracyPapal states were ruled by the pope as a political institutionRome fell in 476 AD to the GermansAfter the fall of Rome, the Ostrogoths ruled from 476-540 ADIn 540, a new conqueror, the Byzantine Empire ruled from 540-590Neither empire had the resources to keep up RomeIn 590, the Lombards, another German tribe, threaten RomeThe Lombards were arryan Christians, not goodoThe senate and families of Rome appealed to the archbishop of Rome to save themoArchbishop- Pope Gregory the Great 590-604Pope Gregory negotiated with the Lombards not to sack the city of RomePeople were so thankful for what he did, they asked him for political leadership inaddition to spiritual leadership

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