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Pope Gelasius I

-recognized the conflicts between the Church and the state
-2 swords (one is religious and the other is political)
-the emperor has political sword and the pope had the religious sword
-he thought that the pope should bow to the emperor in political matters and the emperor should bow to the pope in religious matters
-if each ruler kept the authority in his realm, then they could share powerin harmony

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clergy

-all bishops and preists
-fell under the pope's authority

3

priests

-lowest members of the clergy
-supervised by bishops
-local priests served as the main contact with the Church

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bishops

-settled disputes over Church teachings and pratices

5

sacraments

-important religious ceremonies
-rites that paved the way for achieving salvation
-marriage
-baptism
-confession
-excorsism

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canon law

-Church law / religious law
-head = pope
-marriage and divorce (the pope could decide who the king can marry and he could break the marriage)
-punishments = excommunication and interdict

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the Church

-pope
-cardinals
-archbishops
-bishops = vassals; on the council for the king; provided men for the army; important to the king
-priests
-people

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excommunication

-banishment from the Church (1 person)
-freed the vassals of the excommunicated

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interdict

-banishments from the Church (whole country)
-usually caused by the king, who probably screwed up
-take away sacraments (no conffession, baptism....= everyone goes to hell)

10

Otto the Great

-Otto I
-crowned German king in 936
-formed close alliance with the Church
-formed the German-Italian Empire (the Holy Roman Empire)
-invaded Italy on the pope's behalf
-962 = crowned emperor by pope

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The Holy Roman Empire

-formaly known as the German-Italian Empire
-remained the strongest state in Europe until 1100

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lay investiture

-the practice of kings appointing bishops intead of the Church

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Pope Gregory VII

-banned lay investiture

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Henry IV

-practiced lay investiture
-excommunicated by Gregory VII
-vassals rebell
-promised to not practice lay investiture again (stood outside in the snow at Canossa for 3 days)
-the pope let him back in the Church
-continued to practice lay investiture
-got excommunicated again (vassals did not rebel)

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Concordat of Worms

-1122
-let the Church appoint bishops but the emperor was allowed to veto

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Frederick I

-Barbarossa (Red Beard)
-Germans Emperor (didn't wat to share power with the pope
-wanted to control N Italy (Charlemagne controled N Italy)--->where the Lombards lived
-pope (the Church) sides with Lombards
-Battle of Legnano = 1176; Lombard League vs. all the knights of Germany; Lombards won (Sacred War Wagon = ppl with cross bows--> armor piercing)
-knights have never lost before
-pope send him on crusade (3rd Crusade)
-Fred is 80 yrs old----> drowns in a river.....had lots of heavy armor on him
-myth = he is in a cave sleeping waiting until Germany needs his help again

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reliquiaries

-box that hold the remains of a saint
-life-line to God (ask the saint to ask God to help them)

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How does Germany disunite in the Middle Ages?

-German kings had little land, little power (weak), and fought to expand and fought with the pope
-German princes elected weak kings, so the princes could do whatever they want

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Dark Ages

-500-1000
-Western Europe

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The Age of Faith

-reformers established new religious orders
-restored power and authority
-pope began to reform the Church

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simony

-practice of bishops selling positions in the Church

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Problems in the Church

-some priest were illiterate(couldn't read prayers)
-village priest were marrying and this was against Churhc rulings
-simony
-lay investiture

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the papal Curia

- the pope's groups of advisors
-acted as a court
-developed canon law

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Pope Leo XI and Pope Gregory VII

-enforced Church laws against simony and the marriage of priests
-1100s-1200s = the Church was restructred to resemble a kingdom

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tithe

-church tax
-10% of incom
-the Church used some of the money to perform social services (helping poor and sick)
-the Church operated most hospitals in medieval Europe

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friars

-did not live in monateries, apart from the world
- they preached to the poor throughout Europe's town and cited
-they owned nothing and lived by begging

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Dominic

-Spanish priest
-founded Dominicans (one of the earliest order of friars)

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Francis of Assisi

-Italian
-founded Franciscans (friars)
-treated all creature (animals) as if they were his spiritual brothers

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Clare

-1212 = worked with Francis of Assisi and founded the Francisan order for women
-known as the Poor Clares

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Hildegard of Bingen

-mystic ans musicain
-1147 = founded Benedictine convent
-these women lived in poverty ans owrked to help the poor ans sick
-women were not allowed to travel from place to place