Europe in 1500

Europe in 1500 - Europe in 1500: A Heirarchical Society...

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Europe in 1500: A Heirarchical Society 8-25-11 1.Two people who made a difference: Katharina von Bora and Charles V German nun, left catholic church to marry Charles V, converted to Lutheranism Daughter of a noble saxon family, put into a convent at age of 5 A . The world of Katharina von Bora 1. Her life Born 1499 Lives in convent from age 5 until she leaves to join religious reform movement in 1523 Marries Martin Luther in 1523 2. Her church Importance of practice Importance of sacrements (baptism, confirmation, confession, communion, marriage, anointing of the sick, holy orders) Importance of hierarchy Importance of works and efficacy of prayer Masses for the dead, purgatory, indulgences, Monastic life Pilgrimages and relics a. a hierarchical church b. a worldly church Social and economic structures which replicate the hierarchical society at large Enormous amounts of land owned Church officials governed by canon law, the law of the church, generally not by law of the land Privileges of the church : -clergy pay no taxes on their land or income
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course HIST 1003 taught by Professor Zucker during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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