Middle Ages Dbq Essay

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The Middle Ages The Middle Ages in Europe came after the fall of the Roman Empire . The lack of government led to feudalism as well as the need for protection. Also people looked for aid in the church and thrived for salvation, which led to the rise of power of the Roman Catholic Church. These events led to The Middle Ages also being known as the Age of Feudalism and the Age of Faith. The Middle Ages have also been referred to as the Age of feudalism because people needed protection and others needed land. There was a need for protection because after the fall of The Roman Empire there was no law enforcement it was basically a free for all. Owners of land are known as lords, they gave land to people who needed it known…show more content…
Document five states that the Church was against the violence because of the Truce of God that said that every Sunday,Friday, and Saturday there should be peace and no robbery. People agreed with what the Church and the Pope said because they believed that was their way to salvation. According to document eight the Church and getting into heaven meant so much to these people that they gave their lives to God. Some became monks and promised to remain pure,chaste,poor, and to remain monks for the rest of their lives. Document nine shows the power and influence of the church on the people. The Pope and the Catholic Church made a call for the men to join the crusade to capture the Holy Land, Jerusalem. They said that it was God’s will to go and fight, and if you did all your sins would be removed. This again shows that people would do anything to have their sins removed to go to heaven. In the illustration in document 10 the church is bigger than anything else in the picture. This also shows why the Middle Ages was also known as the Age of Faith because we can see that the Church has greater importance than the other buildings in the town by its’ size and structure. The Church was so important because it is the only way the people thought they could get to heaven. They wanted to go to heaven because their lives were really bad now and hoped that
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