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Timeline of the High Middle Ages - Chapter Summary
Review this timeline of the High Middle Ages to ensure you have a good grasp of this historic period. Explore fun video lessons and accompanying full transcripts to gain greater insight into kings in England and France, popes and emperors, the rise of universities and much more. To test your knowledge of the High Middle Ages, take short multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. Once you've completed this chapter, you will understand the following:
- What the heresies and inquisitions were of the time
- How ancient knowledge was re-discovered and why it impacted the church
- What contributed to the rise of universities and displacement of monasteries
- How the Magna Carta and the Constitutions of Clarendon were significant
- In what way did Thomas Aquinas save the faith from reason
- What the guilds and economies in the High Middle Ages were
- Who the royals of France and Europe were in this period
- Why power struggles existed between popes and emperors in the Holy Roman Empire
1. Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages the term heresy referred to religious beliefs that were in disagreement with an established Christian doctrine. This lesson explores the often violent results of the growing popularity of heretical beliefs in the High Middle Ages.
2. The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church
Classical knowledge comes from ancient cultures like the Greeks and Romans. When Christians fought in the Crusades, they discovered some of these texts. This lesson explores the impact of classical learning on the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.
3. The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries
Before the Middle Ages, education was the responsibility of the Church. As the need for education spread to those who were not clergy, monasteries could no longer meet the needs of education. This lesson explores the decline of monastic education and the rise of the university.
4. The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance
In the High Middle Ages, rulers fought for supreme power. This lesson explores two of the earliest documents to limit power of an authority figure, whether it was the pope or a king.
5. Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church
St. Thomas Aquinas was perhaps the most important figure of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. This lesson examines what he did to help protect the Church against a rebirth of critical thinking by using critical thinking to defend the Church.
6. Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages
Medieval guilds provided standards for production and protected their members from oppression. This lesson explores why guilds developed in the High Middle Ages.
7. Middle Age Royals of England and France
The life of a High Middle Ages's king was filled with conflict. This lesson explores some of the major kings of England and France and their relations with each other and their powerful nobles.
8. Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors
The High Middle Ages was characterized by constant struggles for power. This lesson explores fighting between the papacy, Germany, and Italy for authority over the Holy Roman Empire.
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