Monthly Archives: February 2014

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror was the first Norman king to rule in England. He reigned from 1066 AD to 1087 AD, which was the time of his death. Being the ruler of a conquered people he made many social changes to England. … Continue reading

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Manorialism and Feudalism

Manorialism The Vikings were some of the cruelest people groups in the history of Europe. Many towns and villages that they oppressed did not have the strength to fight these beasts. Thus, the oppressed men looked to a local strong … Continue reading

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Justinian the Great?

Procopius was a well-respected 6-century byzantine historian. He best is known for his writings on Justinian the Great. Perhaps the most interesting work of Procopius was a book entitled the Secret History. In this book he makes known all the … Continue reading

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What I Gathered from the Koran

The Koran is a collection of speeches that were spoken to Mohamed by the angel Gabriel or so they say. The religion depicted in the Koran is monotheistic like Christianity but with major alarming differences. What I gathered from what I … Continue reading

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The Venerable Bede

The Northumbrian Renaissance was a very short period of cultural flowering in the Northumbrian Kingdom of England around 7th and 8th century AD. During this period there were advancements in areas like biblical illuminations, epic poetry, and architecture. The center … Continue reading

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The Carolingian Renaissance

The Carolingian Renaissance was a period of cultural advancement in the Carolingian empire, which lasted from the late eighth century to the ninth century AD. Even though they were barbarians, the Carolingian’s wanted to create a civilization of which Rome … Continue reading

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Charlemagne

Pope Leo The III was imprisoned in a monastery due to the fact that the roman people disliked him in 799 AD. He was eventually released and Charlemagne was somewhat involved in his release. In response the Pope crowned Charlemagne … Continue reading

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The Papal-Frankish Alliance

The Papal-Frankish Alliance was brought about by some very interesting circumstances. The Anglo-Saxons were eager to spread Christianity to part of Europe that had not heard it. This was around the area that the Germanic barbarian tribes possessed. Both the … Continue reading

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Only God Saves

St Augustine was a very important part Christian history. Probably his most significant work was the City of God a book of Christian philosophy. When the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410 AD many believed this was due to the fact … Continue reading

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Roman Significance Today

The Roman civilization was a very significant part of western civilization as a whole. We see this in many diverse areas. The language of Rome Latin has influenced many languages today. Even in the English language we can see words … Continue reading

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