Where did christian education take place during the middle ages?
In Middle Ages
in monasterys nuns and monks tought the children mostly about god but they could read and write
1 person found this useful
The Catholic Church created stability because people believed that they had to follow Church teachings to avoid damnation.
Ultimately, the cause of the Great Schism of 1054 was a question of who was the highest authority. The underlying reasons why there was a split, however, developed in earliest beginnings of the Church. In those days the Church was never completely unified, and several of the original organizations, …such as the Coptic Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches, which date from ancient times, still exist as separate entities. By far, the largest body of the Church was the one centered in Rome, which from ancient times was made up of two main groups of people, one speaking Latin and one speaking Greek. Latin was the language of the administrative center in Rome. Greek, however, was the original language of much of the New Testament. The linguistic difference was part of a foundation of a split that developed more, and not always for reasons that had anything to do with religious doctrine. Like the Church, the Roman Empire was divided between Latin and Greek areas, and the common understanding of this is skewed. The date we are accustomed to assign to the fall of the Roman Empire was not actually the date of a sudden destruction of a country. In fact, what happened that year was the abdication of the last emperor of the Roman Empire of the West, with authority being reunited in the hands of the emperor of the Roman Empire of the East. And in theory, the Roman Empire continued with what we call the Byzantine Empire today, but what called itself the Empire of the Roman People at the time. For group of people in the East, who considered themselves the rightful administrators of law and justice, to admit that they had lost control over the West was difficult enough, but in addition to that, the popes were demanding that they acknowledge the spiritual leadership of Rome, with increasing demands for political leadership as well. When Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne Emperor of the West, in 800, it was not a religious issue, but it was a political issue that made the Greeks very upset. From the Greek perspective, Charlemagne and the Pope were usurping the authority of Empress Irene, who was ruling the empire at the time. When Emperor Michael III deposed the Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople in 858, the Pope, Nicholas I, declared the action illegal and acted on his own authority to return Ignatius to his position. This caused further problems, and this time it was within the Church itself. In 1014, the Pope again tried to exert authority over the bishops of the East, interfering in a change they were making to the to the Nicene Creed. Right or wrong, this created more strain. The time of continual, simmering resentment continued, as the Popes continued to try to get the Greek bishops to accept the supreme authority of Rome, and the Greek bishops always tried to avoid doing this. Finally, in 1054, a group of legates excommunicated the Patriarch of Constantinople because he would not take an oath to acknowledge the supremacy of the Pope, and he retaliated by excommunicating them. ( Full Answer )
The Christians in the middle ages became so very, very powerful that now it's their turn to persecute others of different faiths.. See related link "Crusades" and "Inquisitions" . Answer . One major problem in the middle ages that the process which began with Constantine, in which Church and… state were joined reached its height. The Roman Catholic church sought and obtained temporal power and sought to and did depose Kings (on threat of excommunication). Both the Crusades and the Inquisition are examples of temporal power being wielded under the name of Christ. The state became the instrument through which the Catholic church carried out its policy of eliminating rivals, by handing them over to the temporal authority for capital punishment. ( Full Answer )
Answer A church Answer I was surprised by this. According to Wikipedia, most medieval marriages were private and did not require churches, priests, or ceremonies. They were registered with the local church after the fact. That being the case, clearly they could have happened anywhere. There i…s a link below. ( Full Answer )
Science was stifled by the church. The church saw scientific discoveries as a threat and/or as witchcraft.
Answer Between 500-1500 A.D. after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Answer Here in England, we usually reckon the Middle Ages began with the Norman Conquest in 1066, and ended with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. While the answer above has been the accepted norm for years, historians ar…e now beginning to challenge that, and many are saying that the start of the Middle Ages can be attributed to the sacking of Rome in 476AD, and the end of the Middle Ages as late as Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door. Answer The Middle Ages lasted from the fall of the Western Roman Empire (476 AD) to the dawn of the Renaissance (1453 AD. The "Middle Ages" were separated into three different time spans - Early, High, and Late Middle Ages - so you need to be more specific as to what Middle Ages you mean as they cover many centuries going back to Roman Times. It is commonly dated from the 5th century to the early 16th century The Middle Ages was a time between the Roman Time Period and the Renaissance. Many important things that happened during the Roman Times were lost during the beginning of the Middle Ages which was a time of fighting, sadness and death. It is often considered that the Middle Ages was a time smushed between 2 happier times in which fighting happened and much was sad. Also in the middle ages people where superstitious due to the lack of knowledge the ancient Romans had discovered, but all that lack of knowledge was due to the medieval church banning these texts and therefore was concealed until the church lost power over Europe. It was not until the renaissance had taken place until ancient text books from both Rome and Greece had been rediscovered. Medieval times is a term used to refer to the middle ages, which is the time period from antiquity to the Renaissance, which is from about 475 to 1450 AD. Medieval Times is also a term used in reference to the a chain of restaurants that are dinner theaters, featuring tournaments such as was the custom in the High Middle Ages. ( Full Answer )
The Middle Ages were a period of human history. The period spannedfrom approximately the 5th to the 15th century.
No, it is the reverse. The 1200s took place during the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages lasted from about 476 to about 1453 AD.
well, between to feudalism(with most of the population stuck in serfdom) and the general decline in living standards after the Roman empire fell from corruption and the multiple subsequent barbarian invasions, life in Europe must have been terrible. The people were told white lies about how their li…ves really meant something, and how they would be rewarded for their efforts in life after death. The people took solace in the inviting warmth of the proverbial wool over their eyes, and I would say that religion did a great deal to stop them from slipping in depression. With a vengeful, all powerful father figure overhead, they felt safe, and that "all-seeing" presence probably did a lot to prevent secret crimes, such as stealing, or crimes done by those in charge of the law itself, the local lords. Now, while it did manage to do good things, religion also had some, how shall we say, nasty aspects. With witch-burnings, misogyny brought on by one of the underlying aspects of Christianity (Eve being the root of all evil),(disregarding the infanticide, genocide, and random murders acknowledged in the old testament) Christian teaching managed to do a great deal of damage on their own. However, the greatest crimes were done in the name, and the blessing, of Christianity. Many Christians inserted their own beliefs into later dogma and teachings, resulting in corruption, the crusades, and, most horrifically, the squelching of differences in thought. Monotheistic religions, by nature, seek to squelch any sign of dissension. This led to religion intoleration, lynchings, and the profound lack of any scientific progress for hundreds of years. The only real reason that changed was the total corruption of the Catholic church, which got so bad that eventually Martin Luther broke off of it, changing the upper gemanic kingdoms to Protestanism. While this was also mostly done for political power, this difference eventually (were talking at least 2-3 hundred years, with wars that sometimes took out 70 percent of Germany's population), the enlightenment took hold of France, and spread, changing the way we saw the world. Saying Christianity improved the dark ages is like saying Hitler improved the lives of Jews by instituting less harsh laws in concentration camps (which i don't believe happened, i just needed an apt comparison) Sure, they might have, but they were some of the founding reasons for its appearance, and the sole factor that kept it in place for the horrible centuries to come. ( Full Answer )
Monks took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. There is a link below to the section on early Christianity of an article on Christian monasticism.
Christianity shaped education because many universities were built, for people to go to and learn more about Christianity. *Christianity shaped art because churches were decorated with religious art, robes were decorated, and many of the books used during religious ceremonies were decorated and b…eautiful. The churches were also incredible works of art. ( Full Answer )
Because Rome had become the centre when one of the Roman emperors converted to Christianity on his death bed making it the official religion of the Roman empire.
Who was educated varied enormously during the course of the Middle Ages, and from country to country. In most of Europe, and for most of the Middle Ages, most people went without education. There were exceptions. There was a higher standard of education in Spain, from about the ninth century onwar…d, because of the influence of Arabs, Jews, and Christians on each other. Many of our Arab in English loan words come from this source (alcove, algebra, and so on). And Constantinople was always a center of learning throughout the Middle Ages. As to the history of the Middle Ages, we could look to England as an example. Other areas of Europe were more or less similar, with varied histories. The fall of the Roman Empire was anticipated by the withdrawal of the Roman garrisons in Britain in the first decade of the fifth century. With it, ability to educate numbers of people collapsed, and education was pretty much reserved for the clergy, especially monks who transcribed texts. The very early schools in England were established as appendages to abbeys, and the first of these claims to have been established by 597 AD. The oldest extant state supported school, Beverley Grammar School, was established in Northumbria in 700 AD. (It is particularly interesting that this school survived the period in which that area was ruled by Vikings.) During the period of 600 to 871, several additional schools were established, but they were not commonly available. In this period, members of some noble families were beginning to receive educations in addition to the clergy. Alfred the Great, who ruled from 871 to 899, improved the educational situation in England, establishing schools to educate children of the royal family and the nobility, and "a good many of lesser birth." His stated goal was to make education available to all free born young men of England. He set a standard that established primary education in English, with Latin being a language people could go on to later. And he established a system for translation of important books into English, so they could be as widely available as possible. The Norman invasion of 1066 brought educational changes, which did not improve the situation of the Anglo Saxons, but did foster improved eduction of those who were of elevated rank. Oxford University was established within 50 years of the invasion, by 1116, and Cambridge by 1209. A number of additional colleges aimed at specific types of education were also formed. The educational system did, however, continue to spread among common people. A very clear evidence of this is the existence of one of the English Language's greatest pieces of literature, The Canterbury Tales, which were written for English speaking people who were literate. During the Late Middle Ages, a lot of people, not just the wealthy and high born or the clergy, were literate in English. They included new classes of people whose professions required literacy, doctors, lawyers, educators, and merchants, and even a few women, who had no particular reason to read except for the satisfaction of their own native intelligence. ( Full Answer )
The general name for a person who evangelized and taught Christianity was missionary. There were organized groups of missionaries who worked during the Middle Ages, and one such group was the Cistercians. There is a link below.
There were several but one the prime ones was Florence, Italy. Here, the Medici family ran the city-state, there was a university, it was a trading center, banking center, and was a religious center.
There was no physical education. Life was physical just to live and they didn't need to get off the sofa to get fit. There was very little education except for the noble and priest classes. So, in a nutshell there is NO history of physical education in this time in history.
Answer 410 AD with the fall of the Roman Empire to 1400 with the start of exploration. A thousand years. Answer 476 to 1453 AD might be the dates most often cited. Most historians I have seen comment on this date the beginning of the Middle Ages at 476 AD. The date is for the abdication of Ro…mulus Augustulus, emperor of the Empire of the West, though the imperial power was passed to Zeno, who theoretically became ruler of a reunited Roman Empire as a result. Certainly no one at the time though it was a fall of the Roman Empire. Dates for the end of the Middle Ages vary among 1453, 1492, and 1500. Some older historians regard the period of 476 to 1000 as the Dark Ages and place the Middle Ages as starting in 1000. ( Full Answer )
Roman Catholic Answer Most of the formal education (education outside of the home) was started by the Church. From the parish priest instructing the children in their Catechism up to the Benedictine monks who started the first schools and colleges.
The Christian church was the only unifying force for all ofEurope since Europe at the time was regional kingdoms. The Papacywas strong leadrship and took for Roman Emperors. the christianchurch also created cathedral schools (universities) and had libralarts education. It also created social inequal…ity (those who pray,those who fight, and those who work) Also the christian churchlooked to spread Christianity by launching the crusades. . +++ . Social inequality was not based on those who pray or not:everyone was expected to pray, and by and large, everyone didwhatever their social standing. However the RC Church in itssupremacy was not too keen on anyone who rejected its dogma! ( Full Answer )
There is a view among historians that churches or monasteries were the most important places of education. I would not wish to be quite so simplistic. There were many important places of education in Europe during the Middle Ages, including such things as state-run and private schools. In fact, one …of the oldest schools in the world was originally opened by Anglo Saxons as a state-run school, and was maintained as such by Vikings for the decades they controlled the area it was in. More about this can be found at the link to the related question below, "What was medieval education like?" During the Early Middle Ages, the single most important place of learning in Europe was probably the University of Constantinople, which had been founded in the year 425 by the Roman Emperor Theodisius II. It remained important through nearly the entire time of the Middle Ages. Western universities began opening in 1088 with the University of Bologna. Other important western universities included the University of Paris, which opened in the middle of the 12th century, and the Cambridge University, which opened in the early 13th century. There were several dozen universities open in Western Europe by the time the Middle Ages ended. There are links below to articles with more information. ( Full Answer )
1st Answer There wasn't higher education in this time. 90% of the population did not read or write. Only the clergy could and they wrote books as well as kept them. 2nd Answer The University of Bologna, opened in 1088, and was the first of almost sixty that opened before 1453. Medieval higher e…ducation evolved at an earlier date, however, as competing teachers congregated in cities such as Paris, which were known educational centers. The earliest universities developed when the teachers combined together in guild-like organizations designed to regulate education. The education of the early universities was in the liberal arts, of which there were precisely seven. These were grammar, dialectic, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astronomy, and music. The first four years to six years of university education, leading to a bachelor's degree, were in the liberal arts. Additional studies included law, medicine, and theology, and these lead to master's and doctor's degrees, over a period of up to twelve years. Clearly, a weakness of the universities of the time was that education was limited, and another was that it was lengthy. Many of the universities were private organizations, however, and though they were subject to the Church's authority, they were no more so than anyone else was. This meant that the universities were much freer that monastic schools both in what they taught and in how they taught it. It also meant that the universities were rather free to evolve. There are links below. ( Full Answer )
There were impressive advances in the Arab world during the Middle Ages, and many of them made their way into European science and mathematics. One of the most obvious was the Arab numbering system, which we use today instead of Roman numerals (thank the Lord!). Other advances were numerous and impo…rtant. Some were permanently adopted or even improved by Europeans, and some were lost as the Middle Ages progressed into the Renaissance, which actively sought to return to the values and understanding of ancient Rome, rejecting anything medieval as useless. Among those that were lost were a number relating to medicine, with the result that the medical care George Washington got was hardly any better than what Charlemagne did, despite the fact that such things as clinical trials, evidence based medicine, medical education including studies of anatomy based on dissection, drug testing, and competency examinations for physicians had been developed during the Middle Ages. The Islamic Golden Age lasted from about 750 to 1258, when Baghdad was sacked, and included not only technology, but the arts, literature, music, philosophy, law, commerce, and navigation. There are links below to articles on Islamic technology and medicine. ( Full Answer )
The building of new monasteries in Europe had a direct impact from the allocation of a space where potential converts could be convinced. The presence of monasteries surely attracted attention as well as gave a vantage point for evangelists of the time. But that is the obvious answer - less obvious …but just as important, if not more important, was the role of monasteries in perpetuating Christian texts. Monks would transcribe important Christian documents such as the Bible and would keep copies safe in their libraries for posterity. Without the work of monk scribes, the Bible would have been far less prevalent in Europe. ( Full Answer )
In the middle ages Christians believed that salvation came through nothing but God the Father.
Christianity played a major role throughout the Middle Ages in society and politics. The Middle Ages, classified from 600 AD to 1350 AD, was significantly effected by Christianity because of the impact it had on the daily lives of people of the time. The beginning of the Early Middle Ages, after the… Fall of Rome in 476 AD and the period known as the Dark Ages, the reorganization of the empire brought a desire for faith and religion, primarily Christianity. This trend of Christian importance was apparent until 1350, when the Black Death caused the end of a systematized era. The church is often viewed, during this period of time, as a center of corruption, greed, and evil, with materialistic popes and unholy acts. Even though there were immoral times, the presence of Christianity brought hope and stability to the empire politically and socially. In the Late Age of Antiquity, Christianity had started its rapid spread becoming the state religion in the fourth century, and emerging as a cultural trend (212). It became further defined, and was the bases of the Western World's proceedings. Christianity's popularity influenced the church by people's newfound ability to concentrate on faith and a better life. With this foundation, the Middle Ages expanded religious importance by employing it in day to day life. ( Full Answer )
Answer There were no levels of education. 90% of the people did not know how to read or write. Some highborn and church could read, but the population could not. Answer Western Europe: The early academic degrees developed during the Middle Ages. The first medieval university was founded in 10…88 in Bologna from a more informal school that already existed, though this was a final step in an evolution that had gone on for centuries. The idea of a progression of academic degrees was further refined after the Middle Ages ended, but it was clearly in evidence in a rudimentary form by the time the Late Middle Ages had begun, about the year 1300. The term "doctor" dates back to Roman times, when it meant "teacher." During the Middle Ages, when the doctor's degree was a licence to teach, it became a matter of contention between the church and the universities. The first university to grant it on a secular basis was the University of Paris in 1213. Doctor's degrees had been being granted in collaboration with the church for over a hundred years at that point. But during that time it had become increasingly evident that degrees had to be granted in law, medicine, and other areas of education. During the High Middle Ages, the title of master was originally an indication of acceptance into the teachers' guild, and was not regarded as beneath the level of the doctorate. In the Late Middle Ages it, too, was taken over by the universities. A bachelor was originally a squire, who was an apprentice to a knight. In the university setting, it referred to a person who was accepted as an apprentice educator, a step on the way to becoming a master. This step was called a graduation. Like the higher degrees, the bachelor's degree originated in the Middle Ages. Schools for primary education had been popping up all over Europe throughout much of the middle ages, after the last decade of the sixth century. Today there are over forty schools in the UK alone that date to, and survive from, the medieval period. The oldest six of these date to the sixth and seventh centuries, and the oldest state run school dates to the year 700. Alfred the Great, who reigned from 871 to 899, introduced education in the English language, set a stated goal of educating all ordinary people who could be educated, and started a program of translating great books into English for the ordinary people to read. This must have been an impressive and expensive endeavour, because books were so expensive even the lesser nobility did not commonly own them. Needless to say, funding for education diminished during following reigns. Byzantine Empire: The Byzantine system of education was founded in 425 and continued to operated until 1453. It provided primary education at the village level. Students who were able could go on to universities, such as the University of Constantinople, also founded in 425 and operating to 1453. The standards and levels of education were different from those in the West, and the Byzantine universities did not grant the western degrees, which is why Byzantine universities are typically not on the lists of the earliest universities. ( Full Answer )
Education developed a lot during the Middle Ages, a period of about a thousand years, subdivided into three distinct periods, the Early Middle Ages, the High Middle Ages, and the Late Middle Ages. The Early Middle Ages (roughly 500-1000 AD) were marked by a lack of literacy across much of Europe, …resulting from the collapse of Roman civilization in Western Europe. There were three notable areas in which this was not true, which were primarily Constantinople, in which the wealthier classes were educated to read and write at least, secondarily Spain, where the confluence of societies produced some very impressive scientific and philosophical activity, after about 900 AD, and Celtic Britain, where monastic organizations worked at keeping the knowledge of Rome alive in the West. During this time things got so bad that an Islamic guest to Charlemagne's court wrote home that the French nobility was dabbling in the art of signing their own names. Charlemagne and Alfred the Great were among the monarchs who fostered education, encouraging the members of their courts to learn to read and write. Alfred established the Anglo Saxon Chronicle , and established monasteries for transcription and education. Charlemagne brought scribes from Ireland and other places to teach people in his court, and it is partly to this act that we owe our lower case alphabet. The High Middle Ages saw profound changes in the educational systems in Europe, partly due to the influence of the mini-renaissance going on in Spain, and partly due to the general influence of the Crusades on Europe, with returning crusaders bringing with them both broader knowledge and a greater respect for the learning they found in Islamic societies. During this time, the ancient Greek writers were translated into Late Latin and other languages, primarily in Spain, where they were translated from Arabic. Improvements in engineering and art gave rise to Gothic Architecture, polyphony developed into counterpoint in music, and, importantly, a large number of universities was established for the general education of people who could afford it. Banking, developing throughout Europe as a result of activity by Templars, required both literacy and better numbering systems. Fibbonacci, the son of a merchant, spread the decimal system in the late twelfth century with his manuscript book, Liber Abaci , much to the fascination of Emperor Frederick II. The new arithmetic required different education, and new schools, called abacus schools, opened to teach both boys and girls, the children of middle class parents, the skills they needed for business; these included arithmetic using Arabic numerals, reading and writing in the vernacular, and other subjects useful in business. So it was during the High Middle Ages that education really took hold as a motivating force in Europe. During the Late Middle Ages, European educational systems continued to improve, spreading literacy and knowledge throughout Europe. Not only the nobility and clergy, but doctors, lawyers, merchants, and navigators needed to be able to read. By the time the Middle Ages ended even ordinary people were beginning to read (wow!). The cultural effect was an explosion of invention and discovery that fueled construction of more universities, spread knowledge further, and popularized education in a growing middle class. The Renaissance, which was spread by the printing press, needed three things to move forward, one was abundance of paper, and another was an abundance of literature. But most importantly, the Renaissance required a literate audience for the materials the press was printing. That audience was provided in the Late Middle Ages. ( Full Answer )
Many weddings took place at the manor or the doorway of the church (the front steps).
A siege was something that was long term. Sometimes they lasted days or months, so a person wouldn't hide in a siege since they had to live, eat, sleep and do other things in that time.
The Viking raids began in 793 AD with a raid on Lindisfarne. The Viking Age ended during the 9th and 10th centuries. There are authors who place the date ending the age at 1066, but calling the French speaking Normans who invaded England Vikings because their ancestors were Vikings a hundred years e…arlier might be stretching a point a bit too much. There is a link to an article on the Viking Age below. ( Full Answer )
The short, simple answer is that the Pope had supreme authority in the Church. Part of the problem with this is that there never was a time when all Orthodox Christians accepted papal supremacy, so the short, simple answer might be more than a bit too simple. And so it is a question that could be …discussed at great length. Please see the link below. ( Full Answer )
There was a time, called the Age of Vikings, that lasted from 8th to the 11th centuries. The Viking Voyages took place during that time. Please use the link below for more information.
The Catholic Church needed priests who could say mass and read the Bible, and monks who could copy Bibles. It kept monastery schools to train these people. Most of the schools in Western Europe of the Early Middle Ages were monastic schools of this type. I want to point out, however, that the Cath…olic Church was not the only institution teaching people. The Byzantine Empire had a system of state run primary schools that operated down to the village level and taught both boys and girls, partly so all their soldiers could be literate. Also, the best schools in the West during the first 300 years or so of the Middle Ages were run by the Celtic Church, which was later absorbed by the Catholic Church. For example, around 550 AD, Cor Tewdws (Theodosius College), in Wales had 2000 students. And there were state run schools; Beverley Grammar School, in Yorkshire, was opened in 700 AD as a state run School, and remains open to this day. Please see the links below for more information. ( Full Answer )
Doctors were people who had gone to school and learned. The medical school at Salerno was operating there from the ninth century, but moved there from Velia during the Age of Migrations, and could be said to be descended from a school of Roman times. The University of Constantinople also had a medic…al school dating from Roman times. When the medieval universities began to open in the 11th and 12th centuries, they were based on schools that already existed and were old. ( Full Answer )
Most of it was not. Most of what was "discovered" in the medieval period stems from translations of classical works from Arab to Greek and later Latin. Education in the dark ages consisted primarily of apprenticeships and fathers teaching their sons their trade. Education in the narrower sense was l…imited to monks. ( Full Answer )
Peasants were usually not educated to read or write, and learned their skills working with family and neighbors. There were educated peasants, however. Particularly intelligent peasant children were sometimes sent to cathedral schools or monasteries for education. We should bear in mind that some …peasants were freemen, and even serfs were much freer than a lot of people think. Both King Alfred the Great of England and Charlemagne had educational policies that aimed at educating all of freeman rank and above. Charlemagne's system was in Latin, but in the case of King Alfred's system, the education was to be in English. There is a link below to a related question. ( Full Answer )
Answers do have everything you need to know so this site shoould be the only site you should be on every day thanks AKW
Using England as an example (the rest of Europe was much the same), the Church calendar included Holy days (Sundays, Christmas, Easter, Lent and so on) and the feast days of saints and martyrs. As well as the universally-recognised saints, each area of England had its own local saints (this was p…articularly true of the Celtic areas such as Cornwall and Wales, but it also applied across the country), so the feast days in, say, Canterbury would be different to those in St Albans or York. In some areas, almost one day in every three was a Holy day or a feast day. In one area during the 12th century, just for the month of February, these were the feast days: 1st St Brigid and St Ignatius 2nd Candlemas 4th St Gilbert 5th St Agatha 9th Purification of St Mary 11th St Frideswide 14th St Valentine 16th St Juliana 23rd St Milburga 24th St Mathias 28th St Oswald. Today, only the feast of St Valentine is generally remembered, even by non-Christians, as Valentine's day. As more saints were created, they were obviously added to the calendar, increasing the number of feast days. Everyone was expected to keep the feast days by refraining from work, attending church services in honour of the saints and eating particular foods such as fish. Failure to keep the feast days was an offence under Canon Law (Church Law) which could result in a summons and a trial in a Bishop's court - the death penalty could not be given in such cases, but penalties were very severe. In monasteries, special services were held to celebrate feast days, with special hymns included in honour of the saint. The 12th century "Hymn to St Magnus" is an example of this. ( Full Answer )
In Europe, the main religion was Christianity because at the end of the Roman empire, the most widespread religion was Christianity. There were no denominations, as none had been developed yet. All those professing Christianity professed the Catholic version.
It would really help if the people went to church so god could help them and devote to there religion. FOUND BY GOOGLE AND ANSWERS .COM ALL OF THESE ARE HELPFUL TO THE PEOPLE THAT NEED THEM
In Western Europe: Traditional schools for primary education were run by the Church in most places, though in the Late Middle Ages there were an increasing number that were opened and run by the state. State schools were most noticeable in more backward areas, where the Church had few resources a…nd the local leaders wanted to improve trade. Most people who went through the universities began their educations in the traditional schools. Many of these schools, both state and church run, still exist, especially in the UK. In the Late Middle Ages, the university system was nearly completely defined and uniform throughout Western Europe. Education went to the doctoral level, for those who could afford it. The universities almost entirely in Latin, and the undergraduate curriculum was a narrowly defined set of subjects, divided into the trivium, which included grammar, logic, and rhetoric, and the more advanced quadrivium, which included arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. University education was mostly unavailable to women. There were many schools that were outside the university system. One famous and very old example was the Medical School at Salermo, Italy. This school was formed from an amalgam of other schools that had fled to Salermo during the time when the West Roman Empire was collapsing. It had become and important educational facility during the Early Middle Ages, and remained as one of the best medical schools in Europe into modern times. Today it is the University of Salermo. Business schools that taught reading and writing in the vernacular languages, and mathematics using Arabic numerals, started to open during the 13th century, and these were common during the Late Middle Ages. They were called abacus schools because the mathematics they taught was appropriate to the abacus. Merchant businesses belonged to families, and the women had to be as able as the men to run them, especially as they had to continue operation when the men were travelling. The result was that the women were often as well educated as the men, and the abacus schools were coeducational. Wealthy people were often tutored. In eastern Europe: Byzantine educational systems were established in 425, when both the national primary education system and the University of Constantinople came into being. These systems were in place until 1453, when the Byzantine Empire was destroyed by the Ottoman Turks. The primary education was operated at the village level and was originally intended to make it possible for all soldiers to be able to read and write. In time, however, it came to be open to everyone except slaves. It included basic arithmetic skills. The University system was opened at Constantinople, but included universities at other cities as well. It had a somewhat broader curriculum than the universities of Western Europe. Originally, the curriculum was taught in Latin and Greek, according to the subject, but the Byzantine Empire abandoned the use of Latin during the Early Middle Ages. The university was influenced heavily by advances in medicine and science that were made in Islamic countries. There are links below for further reading. ( Full Answer )
The stock answer for this question is that the Church had a monopoly on education in the Middle Ages. If you are working on homework, that is probably the best answer to use. I think it is fairly easy to show no one really had a monopoly on education in the Middle Ages. The Church came close to ha…ving a monopoly on education in some parts of Europe, there were always alternatives, and there were places where nearly all education was secular. The Byzantine Empire had a system of state supported education that was started in 425 AD and continued to operate through the entire Middle Ages, ending in 1453. It included primary schools at the village level, but included higher education as well. There were several universities, including the University of Constantinople. There may have been times in the Middle Ages when most of the literate people of Europe were educated in this system. State run schools in the West existed from the Early Middle Ages. For example, the Beverley Grammar School, in Yorkshire, was founded in the year 700 as a state run school, and continues to exist today. There were doubtless others. There were schools run for profit. The medical schools at Salerno grew out of earlier schools dating to the Roman Empire. These schools seem to have combined into a single school during the Early Middle Ages. Long after, the curriculum expanded, and they are now the University of Salerno. Other commercially run schools included abacus schools, which arose in the early 13th century to teach merchants and their families how to do math using Arabic numbers. In addition to mathematics, they taught reading and writing in the vernacular languages. Such schools were very common in parts of Europe. Only some of the early western style universities were Church run, and many were not. The University of Bologna, the first western university to open, had a papal charter, but it was run by students and teachers. Oxford and Cambridge were both state sponsored. There is a link below to a related question on medieval education. The answer to that question deals with this question more fully and has a number of source links. ( Full Answer )
There were two events called the Great Schism, both of which happened in the Middle Ages. One was the East-West Schism, which divided the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Churches from each other, this happened in 1054. The other was the Western Schism, which divided the Roman Catholic Church… into to factions, from 1378 to 1417. ( Full Answer )
For the most part, only the clergy, the nobility, and a few rare people of the gentry were given any formal education. The rest of the peoples (serfs, slaves, foreigners and the like) were illiterate.
The education and knowledge was really bad because they did not know much and in the medieval ages they where not a lot of school
The wedding guests should be seated by the ushers who will seat the bride's family and friends on the left of the church, and the groom's friends and family on the right. The bride's mother should be escorted to her seat at the front of the church. By Tradition, the Groom will arrive at the chur…ch before the bride and will take his seat at the front of the Church with his Best man, however, this is not set in stone. The couple are perfectly entitled to enter the Church together. More typically, the bride will enter the church behind the Priest on the arm of her Father, or another relative or even a friend (of either sex) and followed by her attendants. However, she may choose to walk down the aisle alone. If the bride is walked down the aisle by her father (or other friend or relative), then she will be supported on their right arm. On reaching the altar, she will have her hand presented to her husband to be who will stand on her right hand side. The Welcome The Minister will open the service by welcoming the congregation and highlighting the importance of of the fact that your family and friends are there with you to share and witness your marriage. As this is a religious service, the minister will then read a passage explaining the Christian faith's belief in marriage and it is at this point that the minister will carry out the legal obligation of asking whether there is anyone who knows of any lawful reason why your marriage may not take place. Declarations Both the bride and groom will be asked to promise in God's presence and the presence of your family and friends to comfort, honour and protect each other and to be faithful to each other for as long as you both shall live. The minister will also ask the congregation to make a decleration that they will support and uphold your marriage. Vows Facing each other, the bride and groom take each other's right hand and make your wedding vows: 'to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part' Rings The couple then exchange a ring or rings as a 'sign of their marriage' and a reminder of the vows: 'With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.' Proclamation You will now be pronounced as husband and wife! Prayers In the prayers God's blessing and help is asked for you. There may be a prayer for the gift of children, but every couple will have their own feelings about this, so it's best to discuss the details with your minister. You may wish to help choose the prayers or to write your own. Readings and talk or sermon It is usual to have one or more readings (one of which should be from the Bible) and the minister will generally give a talk or sermon. Signing of the register After you have exchanged your vows, the bride, groom and two witnesses must sign the register as a legal requirement. Often the 2 witnesses are the bestman and the chief bridesmaid. However, this is a nice opportunity for you to involve other members of your friends and family if you so wish. Often music may be played during the signing of the register. The Finale Once the register has been signed, the Bride & Groom will take their place at the alter once again, and the tradition is for them to walk down the aisle followed by the bridesmaids, the best man with the chief bridesmaid, the bride's mother with the groom's father, and the groom's mother with the bride's father. . ( Full Answer )
The Church was a source of stability and justice in an era of injustice. Some of the injustice was actually due to the Church, but those instances were relatively rare. At that point in time the Church financed scientific research, astronomy, and art as well.
It's difficult to giveyou the first church to be constructed in the Middle Ages asunfortunately the dates considered to be in the Middle Ages arerough and would be debated by historians worldwide. For the sake ofsimplicity we could say that the Medieval period beings in c.500,which would make Consta…ntinople's (modern day Istanbul)reconstructed Hagia Sophia (completed in 537) one of the earlyMedieval constructions. However it seems somewhat abstract andawkward to try and find the first Medieval church in Europe.Perhaps you were after the earliest churches in Europe? Churchesprecede the Medieval age by at least two hundred years. Some of the earliestEuropean churches would have included: . Santa maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy (First sanctuary wasbuilt in 221, possibly making it the first church in Europe) . The original Archbasilica of St John Lateran, Rome, Italy(324) . Hagia Irene, Constantinople, Greece - Now in modern day Turkey(Early third century, probably around the 310s - 320s) Hope that helps! ( Full Answer )
With the developing power of the Merovingians, France and modern day Germany (along with parts of Italy) became fully Christianized., the Byzantine Empire also helped in this regard, however you should be aware that by this point (the beginning of the Middle Ages) most of Europe was already Christia…n anyway. The religion had been given a strong nudge by 312/313 with the Edict of Milan which legalized Christianity under Roman Law. That Constantine remained sole Emperor and was a key proponent of Christian ideologies (though to what extent is still debated) also massively improved the rate at which Christianity spread. In 325 the Nicene creed is established at the first ecumenical council in Nicaea, which sets out a more consistent list of Christian priorities and puts together the first Bible as we know it today (roughly speaking, a few bits are added and removed over the years but it's largely the same). However, this is all before what modern scholars would call 'the Middle Ages' which begins c.500 AD - c.700 AD (depending on who tells you when Late Antiquity ended) This is not however to say that conversions did not occur in the Middle Ages - the efforts from the 9th century onwards in Scandinavia are worthy of note, and the crusades to the Baltic were partially grounded in the idea of spreading Christian ideals. Though the political motivations of German nobles should not be underestimated in this regard. Overall however, the 'rise' of Christianity predates the Medieval period. If you want to know more about it I'd suggest reading into Christianity's development in the late Roman Empire. ( Full Answer )
Some have placed the 'Middle Ages' as being from the 4th Century to the 16th Century AD. That being said, the original movement called Christianity which was spawned in Jerusalem and spread to the then known world via the Apostles' mission given to them by Jesus (founded the movement), soon lost its… ability to worship freely beginning at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD via Roman Emperor Constantine. It soon became 'illegal' to practice as Christ and His followers did after Emperor Theodosius in 381 AD at the first Council of Constantinople. Hereafter, all would either follow the newly termed 'Catholic' church or be persecuted. See related link: ( Full Answer )