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- Heresies and inquisitions in the Middle Ages
- Spread of ancient knowledge
- Displacement of monasteries
- Magna Carta and Constitution of Clarendon
- Charter of the Forest
- Gothic art and stained glass windows
- Invention of mechanical clocks
- Mongolians' contributions to Western civilization
- Power struggles of the Holy Roman Empire
1. Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages
Examine the Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages that were used by the church to silence free thinkers. The topics covered include a look at heresy in the Christian context, the power of the church, the Cathars, and how the Inquisition worked.
2. Mendicants: St. Francis and Church Reforms
Mendicants were monks who wanted to be like Jesus by living without any possessions. Learn about Middle Age Catholicism, calls for reform within the Church, how the Mendicants lived and who were some of the best-known monks.
3. The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church
With the Crusades came a rediscovery of classical texts from ancient Greece and Rome and a newfound opposition to church authority. Follow a timeline of the spread of ancient knowledge and its impact on the church in the High Middle Ages.
4. The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries
The rise of universities caused the eventual displacement of monasteries as centers of education. Learn about the monasticism, the High Middle Ages, and how the crusades contributed to the growth of education in Europe.
5. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance
The Constitutions of Clarendon were an attempt by King Henry II to try to gain control over the punishment of members of the clergy who committed crimes. This lesson explores the Magna Carta and the Constitutions of Clarendon.
6. Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance
During the High Middle Ages in England, the Charter of the Forest and Provisions of Oxford were enacted to limit the authority of the King of England. Learn about the Magna Carta and the significance of charters in restricting the political power of a monarch.
7. Gothic Architecture: Style, Characteristics & History
Gothic architecture replaced Romanesque architecture around Europe. Explore the first Gothic cathedral, discover the three fundamentals of Gothic architecture, and examine several examples of the style and characteristics of Gothic architecture.
8. Gothic Sculpture and Stained Glass Windows: Characteristics & Style
With the completion of Gothic cathedrals came the need for suitable decorative art. Explore the style and characteristics of Gothic sculpture and stained-glass windows, including a focus on order, realism, and sculpture in the round.
9. Gothic Painting: Style & Characteristics
The style of Gothic painting would diverge between northern and southern European artists. Explore the style and characteristics of Gothic painting in Italy and in Northern Europe and learn how both showed early attempts at perspective.
10. Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church
In the 13th century, St. Thomas Aquinas used Aristotelian logic to defend the Roman Catholic Church against its detractors. This lesson explores the state of the Church at the time, Aquinas' solution to its woes, and the legacy he left behind.
11. Frederick II: King and Emperor
As emperor, King Frederick II helped to unite the Holy Roman Empire, increase trade and commerce, and fought to gain control of Germany and Italy. This lesson explores the legacy of Frederick II as well as Germany after the investiture controversy.
12. The Invention and Impact of Mechanical Clocks
Time-keeping technology has advanced from obelisks and sundials to clepsydras and mechanized clocks, which emerged around 14th-century Italy. This lesson will teach you about the invention and impact of timekeeping and mechanical clocks.
13. Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization
The Mongols played a significant role in the introduction of Chinese culture and technology to the Europeans. Explore the history of the Mongols, the formation of their empire, and their contributions to Western civilization.
14. Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages
In the high middle ages, oppressed members of western society formed guilds in an attempt to increase their social standing. Learn about the social hierarchy, the origin of guilds, and the different kinds of guilds during the high middle ages.
15. Middle Age Royals of England and France
The royals in England and France faced many struggles during the Middle Ages. Learn about the Middle Ages and explore events and politics in England and France during this time. Review the Magna Carta and understand how royals in England and France regained control of their lands.
16. Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors
One distinguishing factor of the High Middle Ages was the near-constant battle for power. Explore how secular and papal powers fought for control in this time period and how various rulers gained and lost power.
17. The Daily Life of English Peasants
Under the feudal system, life for Peasants was difficult. This lesson will teach you about how they worked the lands of their sworn master, carried a heavy tax burden, lived in small houses, and performed strenuous tasks.
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