Hon 110 Notes 4 18 11 - Hon 110 Notes 4/18/11 Religion and...

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Hon 110 Notes 4/18/11 Religion and belief mold every aspect of life Gone that is centered on religion Intellectual and daily life Art and architecture is of religious nature until Renaissance No more statues of naked men and athletes Find anything made of bronze would burn it and use it Much art such as decorated crosses, chalices, relics Portable wealth Fist stone buildings in middle ages were churches No palaces or grand villas Realm of government and politics, church steps in Provided order and of little government Church is coming to conflict with kings Kings vs Church later on Average person, life had a continuing rhythm
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Majority people live in the land Intellectual realm, educated people were drawn to the church Best minds of 100 years from church, really no other way to get education There is no secular education Not until later Dark Ages brought upon massive invasions and weather changes For intellectual people no interest in helping and bettering the average people Mind only set on to go to heaven Earthly world does not matter, only about Heaven How to get to heaven is everyone’s mind Europe suffered Ice Age Massive invasions Total loss of literacy Depopulization Loss of infrastructure Changes in economy, culture, and government No real government Church officials working in cities
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Roman officials later just disappear Only thing left is church Economy – everything becomes isolated and local Rome was declining, the wealthy left and just went to their estates The estates become the manor Clothing and ironing everything would be built at the manor Beyond the little village, no idea of what was outside Tiny world of the village and manor Classical idea no more Church is everything Leaders and companions of chieftans later become lords then knights Chiefs had huge amounts of land Land was source of wealth Often chief would give land to the followers Vassals Chief would give his vassal, gift of land (fief) Feudalism
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One man great deal of power, give some powers to underlings (vassals) First public ceremony, chief unto vassal Visual and verbal contract Witnesses will remember it Vassal then grew up to alternate power King would rely on his vassals to gather taxes, administer taxes, and lead Both had personal oaths and relationship Middle Ages built on personal relationships Life was revolved around this Did not give coin, gave land Land came with the serfs Vassal had serfs that planted the fields and farm Lord and vassal needed one another Poor vassal needed the lord to help and feed him Vassal rewarded by land and increase in wealth Vassal had to provide military to the lord Vassal put on his armor and on horse and fight for the lord
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Citizenship did not mean anything anymore Personal relationships with powerful men System occurred place to place Feudalism as a form of decentralized govt Link to the rise of military class
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course HON 110 H taught by Professor Wintrol during the Spring '11 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Hon 110 Notes 4 18 11 - Hon 110 Notes 4/18/11 Religion and...

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