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Title: Early Medieval Europe


1
Early Medieval Europe
2
Medieval Foundations
  • Christianity
  • Roman Empire
  • Germanic Tribes

3
Christian Evangelism
  • Continuing missionary efforts ?
  • Progress beyond Roman Empire
  • Armenia

4
Celtic Christianity
  • St. Patrick and Ireland
  • Importance of monasteries
  • Abbots authority
  • Evangelism
  • St. Columba
  • Iona
  • Lindisfarne
  • Scholarship (saving civilization)

5
Boethius (480-524 A.D.)
  • Advisor to King Theodoric
  • Implicated in a conspiracy and jailed
  • Authored Consolation of Philosophy
  • Blending of Christian and pagan ideas
  • God as a philosophical concept
  • Echoes of both Plato and Aristotle
  • Big influence over next 1,000 years

6
New Barbarian Kingdoms
  • Italy
  • Ostrogoths
  • Lombards
  • Spain Visigoths
  • England Anglo-Saxons
  • Religious problems (Arianism)

7
Barbarian Kingdoms (2)
  • FranksMerovingians
  • Clovis (482-511)
  • Conversion to Orthodox Christianity
  • Expansion
  • Primitive feudalism, counts, bishops
  • Latin/German fusion

8
Germanic Society
  • Central role of the family
  • Family structure and marriage (Tacitus)
  • Personal nature of legal system
  • Blood feuds
  • Wergeld money for a man
  • Compurgation and ordeal
  • Impersonal nature of legal systemcustom and law
    superior to leaders
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