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Church and State in the Middle Ages
St. Augustine saw the church and the state as separate entities though they influenced each other greatly. Augustine saw the entities as separate and not one.
England's German Monarchial Roots
The Germanic monarchial roots can be described as a leader who was supported by the people and who worked with other leaders, chiefs, to help the country through the difficult times. One of the medieval monarchies that evolved from this Germanic format was the English monarchy.
The Survival of Rome Through the Middle Ages
The Middle Ages was a time of transition from the idolized Roman Empire to the Renaissance that took society and culture major steps forward. Though not empty of civilization, it was a time that held onto Roman concepts and nurtured them for their time in the Renaissance.
Medieval Church's View of Medicine
Especially after the Black Death, astrology became a major factor in the field of medicine.
Superstition and Medieval Medicine
Science did not have the power that superstition had over Medieval society.
The Church and Medieval Medicine
Modern day society sees medicine as a science to be studied and practiced. The science side of medicine is typically accepted easily. During the Middle Ages, science was not yet defined and accepted readily by the Christian Church which was developing a strong hold over society.
Midnight in Peking - Book Review
How much of history is a blurb in a book or document and never investigated further? How much history gets lost that would actually open the doors of the past up further? Paul French explores this through his book, Midnight in Peking.
The Fundamental Effect of the Black Death
When the Black Death reached its climax and swept through Europe, it left no area of society untouched: effects were everywhere including cities, rural areas, every social structure, and religious and non-religious areas. Nothing was protected from the deadly disease that bombed the Middle Ages.
Black Wind - Book Review
There isnít a Clive Cussler novel I donít like. Each one gets me sucked in and refuses to let me go until the book is completely read. What makes the action packed novel even better is the way Cussler incorporates history into each of his books. He didnít disappoint me in Black Wind.
Henry II vs. Thomas Becket
Many eyes throughout history have zoomed in on the conflict between the English king, Henry II, and the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Most observers are unaware of this conflict was the reflection of what was happening in mainland Europe between the Church and the State.
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