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The Church in the Middle Ages

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Bill Mohn

on 27 April 2011

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The Church in the Middle Ages Christendom "The Kingdom of Christians" The "Age of Faith": later Middle Ages (because Christianity had grown) Monks Lived in monasteries Made books As wealth increased,
cathedrals began to be built. High Middle Ages: 1000-1350 Three institutions: 1. Crusades 2. Cathedrals 3. Universities Cathedral types Romanesque Lots of arches later... Gothic light interior; lots of stained glass Always shaped like a cross Gothic Ogive arches--not load-bearing Gargoyles Water spouts Grotesque Decoration only--look scary
to ward off evil spirits. End of the Middle Ages Black Death Bubonic and pneumonic plagues Started in 1347 in Genoa, Italy via rats from the Middle East. Wiped out 45-50% of
Europe's population in
four years
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