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Why could Paris claim to be the center of Western civilization during the High Middle Ages? Tammy Bolton Final Paper HUM101007016 The Origins of Western Culture Professor Stuart Collins 3/13/2011
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There are many places that claim to be the center of things during the middle ages. Though many places were certainly involved in the evolution of our culture during these times Paris was one of the greatest contributors to civilization during the middle ages. Many great chefs and artists came from there and brought with them a great deal of talent and culture which will never be forgotten. Paris during the middle ages was home to a variety of people from the most famous of rulers to the most infamous of rulers. With over 80,000 inhabits Paris become one of the largest cities in 13 century Christian Europe. Their society housed all types and accepted them all producing great prodigies. One example of an extremely famous but also infamous person to help make France the center of attention is Joan of Arc. One of Joan of Arcs' accomplishments was to help end the siege at Orleans by convincing the soldiers to ride with her into battle against the English and taking back Orleans. (Online References) This story made it well into other countries and inspired people that if such a young girl could help defeat a seething army then maybe they could do more to help their country and
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