17 Early Medieval Europe lecture

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Early Medieval Europe
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General Concepts Medieval or Middle Ages Time between Rome and Renaissance (2 classical periods) 476-1450 AD Only applies to European history Sometimes called the Age of Faith
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Life in the Middle Ages Reversion to tribal society Roman infrastructure disintegrated Germanic tribes ruled by might Marauding tribes (lawlessness) Urban living became impossible Survival dominated society Rise of the feudal system
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Life in the Middle Ages Work daily from sunrise to sunset to survive Festivals: Games & Sports People did not travel Live whole life within 5 miles of birthplace Disease was a horrible problem Unsanitary conditions (bath, winter clothes, brides, later city conditions)
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Religion and the People Turned to God rather than emperor Paganism retained (Pope Gregory) Holidays Saints of various things (pantheism) Mary worship Statues Benedictine order
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Religion and the People Bishops had power Early popes were weak  1/3 died violently Political/family ties Pope Gregory Strengthened papacy Missionary Oriented Gregorian Chants Promoted monasteries and convents Priests could not marry
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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