Essay Exam Euh1000

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| Essay Exam #2 West of the World | Virginia Atteberry10/16/2011 | Fall 2011 – EUH1000- Western Civil Thru 1589 - 35290 | 1. Discuss the Lay Investiture struggle and give its effects. What was really at stake? The Lay Investiture struggle was between the people of the Church and the rulers of Europe. The rulers wanted to have power over the church which would require the church officials to become dependent upon the government. Not only would the pope and the other officials of the church not have their independence in the church but also the land and religious offices would be at stake. The hunger for more power began with Otto I, who demanded that the pope crown him as Holy Roman Empire’s emperor. Otto I’s crown…show more content…
Medieval kings followed specific outlines of treaties and slow but sure glorification because of the initial weak position. One of the more important specific events involved was the Norman Conquest of England. The medieval societies and cultures were articulated through distinguishing styles and institutions such as the Gothic cathedral, the scholastic Summas, the manors, and the guilds. Medieval politics formed a parallel countenance in the old-fashioned monarchy as it flourished throughout the High Middle Ages. Greater rudimentary diversity were present in medieval politics more so than in social or cultural practices. The agricultural improvements bore new ingredients to the rural life. Some peasants were almost free farmers, having few debts to their lords. Noble landlords mainly served military functions only, as they owned horses and armor, which was required in order to be able to fight to the end of the medieval period. Nobles, well most of the nobles, rejected the defect of exchanges, Nobles found that too much money-grubbing was patronizing. Nobles did use trade as a way to advance the living standards and implement more refined behaviors. The chivalrous writings of the late Middle Ages revealed the new way of life.

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