In the years 476 through 1450 Western Europe saw some drastic changes. Changes in the areas of Religion, Political Order, Economic Systems, and Social Order were the most important culture wise. Political Order changed greatly in this time period as Political Control shifted from the Roman Empire to the Roman Catholic Church. Before the fall of Rome, Western Europe was politically dominated by the declining Roman Empire. However, although the empire was in decline, it still had political dominance over Western Europe.
During the Middle Ages in Europe there was disorder and turmoil, which led to the orderly classes of feudalism. To help the people of Europe, the church became spiritually involved and offered a way to heaven. Although there were dark times during the Middle Ages, new inventions and trade flourished. The best titles that describe the Middle Ages are the Age of Faith, the Golden Ages, and the Age of Feudalism because the church gained more power and land, Europe had a social hierarchy based on their role in society and there was an increase in trade and technology. The Age Of Faith was a time where the church had the most power and control over Europe.
The emergence of Wishart’s protégé John Knox in the pre-reformation years further illustrate the Catholic faith’s need for reform following centuries of hypocrisy, immoral behaviour, abuses of power and nepotism and this is clearly shown by the text from Hamilton. A staunch supporter of the monarch, Archbishop Hamilton saw the predicament facing his Queen on her return with the political and religious forums beginning to incorporate Protestantism and with its influence spreading further through society, he possibly viewed this as an opportunity to get back to basics, to stem the flow and to return his flock to pious deeds under the Catholic strand of Christianity. Another possible reason for this text may lie in the Regency of Mary of Guise and the increasing French influence once again in the Scottish Royal Court coupled with Cardinal Beaton’s overzealous hunting of heretics in the years prior to his murder creating definite anti-French, anti-Catholic feeling
This gave the early Christian civilization of Germany time to acquire sufficient strength to roll back the returning tide of Mohammedan invasion when it broke upon Europe in the fifteenth century. Social Effects of the Crusades The Social effects of the Crusades upon the social life of the Western nations were marked and important. The Crusades afforded an opportunity for romantic adventure. The Crusades were therefore one of the principal fostering influences of Chivalry. Contact with the culture of the East provided a general refining influence.
Introduction The years leading up to the end of the eleventh century in Europe and the Middle East witnessed various social, political, and economic factors that all contributed to the initiation of the First Crusade in 1096. Obviously, the leading factor is the key religions and religious rivalry. Also the fact that religion played a severely important role in peoples everyday lives contributed to the First Crusade. The breakdown in central authority also contributed to a state of disorder after the very start of the eleventh century. The economic system in Europe was also in a state of transition as small kingdoms and fragmented governments competed for land and power.
In 1589, Henry III’s death led to Henry IV becoming the King of France. It was at this time that Henry converted to Catholicism and signed the Edict of Nantes in 1598, officially ending the war between the Huguenots and the Catholics. Henry converted to Catholicism in order to satisfy his country (historylearning). This is only one of the many reasons why Henry is considered to be a politique leader. Converting religions to satisfy his country demonstrates that Henry was willing to put the beliefs of his own country before his.
Why did the Roman authorities persecute the Church? 17. What were the principle reasons for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe? *Some of the reasons for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire were Barbarian invasions, disease, too large of an Empire to govern and protect, everyone tried to be a leader (constitutional crisis), and it does not happen everywhere. 18. Who was Charlemagne and what title did the pope bestow on him?
European immigrants set out to British North America for either one or both of two very different reasons, the escape of religious persecution or the pursuit of improved economic opportunity. The impetus for each settler’s journey had a unique effect on the development of the new colonies socially, economically and politically. Ultimately, these combined factors determined the church state paradigm established in each of the colonies. The colonial history behind the long debated issue of separation of church and state provides a foundation for better understanding American politics today. The religious persecution settlers experienced in their homelands and, for some, again upon arrival in British North America, served to shape the cultural landscape.
This change was greatly helped by the emergence of the Protestant Church, the Catholic’s Society of Jesus and rulers trying to create religious uniformity. Body #1 The emergence of the Protestant Church during the 16th century made a lot of people shift their focus from themselves back onto God. Protestants did not agree with the secularism and selling of indulgences that occurred during the Renaissance. The Protestants wanted to create a more faith driven society. The Protestant church taught them to work hard and completely devote themselves to their vocation.