Secondly the adoption of Christianity ruined unity in Rome. Thirdly Rome`s military short comings ruined their civilization in the long run. In conclusion the Roman Empire caused its own demise. Rome`s economic policies created an unsustainable Rome. When the Roman system of capturing foreign lands and enslaving them started to fail so did the Roman economy, the over inflation of the Roman economy lead to a loss of economic freedom, the Romans lack of innovation lead to an
All three Carolingian monarchs wanted the church to reform, wanted to reorganize the church under the pope; all this would help raise their power as the Carolingian dynasty. Charlemagne was indeed the most successful ruler of the Carolingians and he having a good relationship
History has shown that Rome fell because of the Roman army, foreign invasions, and disasters and diseases. One of the primary reasons for the fall of Rome was the Roman army. “Because of negligence and laziness”, they stopped having training drills, and they also got rid of their armour piece by piece. Since the soldiers rarely wore armour, breastplates and helmets began to seem heavy. This made the Romans prone to injuries and “because they have no armor, think about running and not fighting” (Document B).
Although the conditions of the agreement seemed extremely severe, the allied countries had no sympathy for the Germans. They were forced to pay excessive amounts of money as reparation fees to make up for all the damage and destruction that was caused during the war. 13% of German territory was given away and many important industrial areas were controlled by western allies. This caused a major impact on the economy and had many affects to not only the government, but German citizens as well. Many people became unemployed and were no longer able to support their families.
The building of huge cathedrals in the middle ages was seen as a reflection of faith. Churches started to give out indulgences- forgiveness of sins to people who helped to build the cathedrals, so often instead of going on crusades people became dedicated to building
With Liverpool gone from office the Tories had lost the only thing that was keeping the different factions together. With him gone old arguments and grudges soon came out into the open. It also meant that the Tory party was now weakened, as it had no united leadership and was unable to settle on a stable arrangement in which all members were agreed. After Liverpool, Canning became Prime Minister and although he had a good plan for improving the country he lost most of his cabinet when Peel, Wellington and five other ministers resigned because they didn’t like his foreign policy or his pro-Catholic feelings. This meant that he had to draft in Whig party members to fill the gaps, which then reduced the Tory presence in Cabinet.
Also, many experts say that it fell because of the lack of heart the people had to the Empire, the rise of Christianity, it was too immense to govern and protect, the decline of the economy and jobs, the army being made up of mostly foreigners, and outside invaders. Thus, one can say that the Empire collapsed more internally than externally. The first reason why the Western Roman Empire fell was because the people that lived in it had a lack of heart in the Empire. People didn’t believe the Empire was worth saving anymore. As Strayer, Gatzke, and Harbison state in their textbook The Course of Civilization states “The basic trouble was that very few inhabitants of the empire believed that the old civilization was worth saving… the overwhelming majority of the population had been systematically excluded from political responsibilities.
This inferiority of religion was because of Constantine himself; as the first Christian ruler and believing in his successes, he was under the influence that the High Gods were there to protect him. Consequently, religious buildings were most popular, as he wished for Christians and non-Christians to practice their faith whichever their deity. Constantine saw it as his duty to ensure that God was appropriately worshipped in his empire, which the Church would determine. This style of architecture is characterized by the masonry construction, round arches, domes on pendentives and rich interior filled with mosaics correlating with the extravagance of Constantine himself. Romanesque architecture between the sixth to the eleventh century in the Near East erected many of the most predominant Byzantine influenced buildings such as in Ravenna, which was in the seat of the Byzantine Emperors from 539 to 752; located in Spain, South Italy, and Sicily.
2/6/13 Chapter 11 religion Essay Chapter 11 covers the problems between the church and the state in the low middle ages along with the western schism. Those two issues were huge challenges for the church and its ability to overcome them were very important. The issues between the church and state brought about a change in the way the Pope was able to use his power because people felt more loyalty to their country than to the church. The western schism nearly destroyed all of christendom and was a major detractor from church prestige. This essay will encompass a lot of the important figures and events that were either a part of the problem or solution of these problems between church and state or the schism.
This not only represents a symbol of Gothic spirituality, but a practicality in engineering. These arches redistributed the thrust of downward force in a more equal controllable directions. Second it is known for the massive ribbed vaults that are seen along the ceilings of these churches. These ribbed vaults enabled the buildings to achieve new heights. Third it is known for the flying buttresses that were used to let the outward thrust of the vaults go gracefully to the ground through a series of arches.