Ch 27: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The High Middle Ages in Europe

About This Chapter

The online video lessons in this chapter were created to teach you about important events that occurred during the High Middle Ages. Test your knowledge specific topics including the travels of Marco Polo and more by taking the short self-assessment quizzes that are included.

The High Middle Ages in Europe - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter is designed to teach you about philosophers, reforms and education during the High Middle Ages. The reign of King Henry II, the power of the church and the struggle for secular control are some of the topics you'll encounter. The fun video lessons will highlight areas such as:

  • Why several High Middle Ages charters were important
  • The origins of the medieval guild
  • What led to the spread of Christianity in the 11th century
  • The establishment of the Habsburg dynasty

Video Objective
Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages Learn about the popularity of heretical beliefs during the High Middle Ages.
Mendicants: St. Francis and Church Reforms Read about the wealth of the Catholic Church and the orders of the mendicants.
The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church Discuss the spread of classical knowledge across Western Europe.
The Holy Roman Empire: Politics and Religion Discuss the leaders and kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire.
Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors Read about King Frederick I Barbarossa and his struggles with the pope and Italy.
The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monarchies Discover how monastic education gave way to the development of universities.
The Magna Carta and the Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition and Significance Learn about the objectives of the Constitutions of Clarendon.
Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition and Significance Read about the creation of the Charter of the Forest and its objectives.
How Thomas Aquinas Saved the Faith From Reason Explore the opposing views of Aristotle and Plato as well as the beliefs of Thomas Aquinas.
Mongolians and their Contributions to Western Civilization Describe the technologies that the Mongols introduced to European culture.
Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages Explore the creation of craft, merchant and medieval guilds during the High Middle Ages.

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