Albigensians, Mendicant, and King Philip the Fair (Week #24)

By Haley Daley What did the Albigensians believe? The Albigensians were a group of people primarily in the south of france. They believed in a dualistic world, meaning they believe in two Gods, a good and an evil. The good God was the God of spiritual things, the Evil God was the god of materials … Continue reading Albigensians, Mendicant, and King Philip the Fair (Week #24)

12th Century Renaissance, Rise of Universities, and Scholastic Philosophy (Week #25)

By Haley Daley What kinds of developments occurred during the renaissance of the twelfth century? During the time of the Renaissance, there was a growing interest in reacquainting with the classic literature, with ancient rome in particular. Much of Roman law was being revived, Mostly laws by the emperor Justinian. There was also a tremendous … Continue reading 12th Century Renaissance, Rise of Universities, and Scholastic Philosophy (Week #25)

The Gregorian Reform (Week #21)

By Haley Daley What were the problems besetting the Church in the tenth and eleventh centuries? What was "moderate reform"? Following the 9th and 10th century invasions, Monastic discipline deteriorates. Also, the church becomes entangled in feudal systems, and under the control of local lords. The lords came to be the ones to choose certain … Continue reading The Gregorian Reform (Week #21)

Darwin’s Autobiography and Mine (Week #21)

By Haley Daley What would I do in my autobiography that is different from what Darwin did? In Charles Darwin’s autobiography sometimes he tells about things that weren't interesting. I don’t mean that everything in my autobiography has to absolutely entertaining. I mean that in Darwin’s autobiography, he seemed to tell things that the reader … Continue reading Darwin’s Autobiography and Mine (Week #21)

The Carolingian Renaissance

By Haley Daley The Carolingian Renaissance occurred mostly during the reigns of the Carolingian rulers Charlemagne and Louis the Pious. The Carolingian Renaissance had the aim of restoring civilization to be what ancient Rome would have been proud of, but with a Christian emphasis as well. They fixed their capital at Aachen. In Aachen, the … Continue reading The Carolingian Renaissance

The Carolingians and the Papal-Frankish Alliance (Week #17)

By Haley Daley The Franks were the most important of the Barbarian groups. And their conversion allowed for the growth of Christendom. Clovis I was the first king of the Frankish kingdom beginning in the mid-fifth century and he is considered the founder of the Merovingian Dynasty. The Merovingians ruled for nearly 300 years. However, … Continue reading The Carolingians and the Papal-Frankish Alliance (Week #17)

Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? (Week #20)

By Haley Daley I think that reconstructed speech is necessary in an autobiography. Because it is, or near to, impossible to remember the precise and exact words that you or others in your life have said.  I think it is important to try to tell the story as accurately as you can, but it is … Continue reading Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? (Week #20)

Significance (Week #16)

By Haley Daley Rome was significant in the history of Western civilization in many ways. One being their literature. Another, their language, which led to the development of the Romance languages, such as French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Also, more than half of our English vocabulary is from Latin. Other influences from Rome are … Continue reading Significance (Week #16)

Christianity and Classical Culture, Rome and the Visigoths (Week #15)

By Haley Daley In many ways, Christianity departed from the ideas, practices, and culture of Ancient Greece and Rome.  One way was by charity. Traditionally, charitable work was neglected in society. Often, Stoics actually discouraged sympathy with the suffering and poor.  In his life, Christ emphasized love for one another and taught to care for … Continue reading Christianity and Classical Culture, Rome and the Visigoths (Week #15)