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Why were cathedrals important in the middle ages?
because religion was really important to them
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it took about 20-30 years
They were some of the largest and grandest buildings
Women are extremely important, and have and will always be, for the sustainability of our species. Women have always played a huge part in History and how it has unfolded to t…he present. Women and men were, and are, equally important. Marriages were arranged for women of noble birth to seal alliances and transfer territory. Some of them were quite remarkable individuals such as Elinore of Aquitaine, or the mother of Henry Tudor, but some were just pawns in the political chess match. Commoner women did not have much political importance.
Most of the people in the Middle Ages were poor and surrounded by death. They needed strong faith to help them through their suffering and powerlessness to the afflictions of …the world.
It was the center of growth in the Christian church.
Actually one of the most famous cathedrals of Europe is the Notre Dame.
In the middle Ages, the clothing defined one's status in the society. There was a pyramid kind of way of dressing in that those people who are on the leadership levels could n…ot wear the same clothes as peasants.
It was the foundation of everyday life in the middle ages. The Catholic church set the standards and rules of society. They taught that man was born in sin and the only way to… get to heaven was to go through them. Since people couldn't read or write they depended on the church to teach them the right way to live and to tell them what the bible said. This made the church very powerful and the church became part of the government as well. It told kings what to do and how to do it. The church became very wealthy and powerful which made religion more important.
The use of cathedrals was the same in the Middle Ages as it is today, as the church associated with the central administration of a diocese. The diocese is a set of churches g…rouped according to geographical area. The religious head of a diocese is a bishop, whose church is the cathedral. It is called a cathedral because the bishop's throne is there; the Latin word "cathedra" means seat. The presence of a cathedral was the thing that distinguished a city from a town, for much of the Middle Ages.
Religion was one of the key fundamentals of every day life. The majority of people such as peasants spent their life working, sleeping or in church. Being religious allowed th…e vast majority of the population in the middle ages to aim for something that they felt would be good. In the afterlife it was said that there were no hierarchies, everyone was equal, thus a lot of peasants and the others lower down the scale felt that if they worked in this life, they would be rewarded in the next. It kept many peasants from becoming rebellious, until the Peasant's revolts that is, and as an overall it kept everyone from acting out and the country from being put into complete anarchy, as there was fear of what was waiting in the afterlife. Sure, there were many theocratic King's who, in their actions, revealed that they were not religious, yet on their death beds many were moved to repentance, showing that religion did have a great impact on everyone. Being religious did not just give you guidelines, it also provided a social network for peasants and those others in the lower hierarchies. At church you would hear mass, witness ceremonies etc. However, it also gave people the opportunity to talk to each other, to catch up on gossip, to flirt with that certain guy/girl you'd had your eye on in the fields.
The Middle Ages were a time of Holy Crusades, and Seige Warfare, Cathedrals were built huge, not only to make these places of worship "worthy of god" but also to ensure the bu…ildings would withstand catapults, battering rams, and other seige-warfare weapons.
The clergy attended to preaching, teaching, and caring for the sick. The clergy upheld the doctrines of the Catholic Church and gave stability to the society.
it was important for christians because church was spoken in latin and people wanted to understand it
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The Middle Ages are important because many important things were invented such as the printing press, quarantine, mechanical clocks, eyeglasses, and the plough. Go to the link… below to see more of the inventions.
To show the glory of God, and that man was reaching towards God with the building of cathedrals. They were the focus of the community and where people gathered all week to pra…y, conduct business, stroll, and gossip. Squares were often built in and around (they are still there) the cathedrals so markets would fill the squares and celebrate holidays .
Pilgrimage was very important because it showed the continuing faith of the people of Europe. Places of high value such as the pilgrimage sites where holy items were often cla…imed to be located were a way of contact with society, i.e. people would use these sites to solve their problems, usually health related. There are numerous accounts of people being healed by holy items such as the blood of Saint Thomas Beckett, as well as healing from the nails from the cross of the Crucifixion