Unformatted text preview: Benedictines of Cluny and the Cistercians under the leadership of St. Bernard of Clairvaux . The Papacy , under Innocent II, reached its height. Feudalism developed in this period that is a system of liege lord and vassal . A relatively few powerful men were governing the lands and there was a chain of command, which these powerful men maintained. During the expansion of the European towns, churches were also constructed to support the religious needs of the communities. This was a period where men reigned supreme ; however, there were some very extraordinary women who emerged from the shadow of their male counterparts. These women created testaments to their intelligence and perseverance ....
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- Winter '11
- Middle Ages, Bernard of Clairvaux, Romanesque art, Holy Sepulchre