Medieval Europe Evolution: Chaos to Order

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European Civilizations Medieval Europe Evolution: Chaos to Order The rise of medieval authority among three elements of feudal structure, European kings, the centralized authority of popes, and God's authority in the common belief of salvation in heaven, brought from chaos after barbarian and Muslim conquest a steady emergence of spiritual security and peace; from peace then grew order. With common goals, interests, and laws among these three authorities and the social classes they governed, chaos diminished because of overall stability, prompting the growth of order. As European feudal population exploded, labor to produce from the land bolstered the economy and created economic security, therefore reinstating wealth from trade, which promoted the growth of order. Since medieval civilization’s rulers’ ideas were continually changing, the transition from chaos to order was a constant progress. Feudal laws generated by kings, by popes, and by God's authority in the belief of salvation in heaven, and the balance of power that standardized heavenly and earthly kingdoms, created a wealth of common interests and ideas, and common regulations, which, in turn, inspired the consent of the governed. Barbaric tribal European chaos faded away as early Christian medieval empire slowly transitioned into order and a more structured feudal government of kings. When this new and more structured government and authority of regional kings generated the common law, citizens loyal to the king were agreeable to abide by the king's law. Feudal dominions’ kings granted land to regional lords, who supplied freemen for the king’s military, and taxes from their serfs’ production from the land. As serf population grew, society was fed and protected by wealth from the land they harvested: “Here is subscribed the inquisition of lands as the barons of the king . . . how many serfs,
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