• History Study Guide
    Feudalism and the Rise of the states: France, England, Germany Kings gave out laws that displaced existing ones. Made bureaucracies and gradually displaced church Feudalism – mutual political and military relationship between lords and vassels (knights). Three estates – those who fought, those who...
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  • 18th Century
    caste system vs the three estates society divisions of france in 18th century 1. the society of estates was a part of the feudal system that dated back to the middle ages The First Estate was the Catholic clergy. The Second Estate was the Nobility The Third Estate was...
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  • Boccaccio's Decameron
    belief becomes the satirical source of comedy throughout. This was part of a wider historical trend in the aftermath of the Black Death which saw widespread discontent with the church. The circumstances described in the Decameron are heavily infused with a medieval sense of numerological and mystical...
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  • Russia: from Discontinuity and Disunity to the Rise of a Nation-State?
    , Appanage’s society was “indeed divided into numerous independent principalities and privileged boyar holdings, that is, seignories. As in Western Europe, the vassal hierarchy was linked to the land, the votchina, which was an inherited estate, corresponded to the seigniory; the pomestie...
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  • French Revolution
    The way I remembered the French Revolution Before the revolution the French people were divided into 3 groups: the 1st estate consisted of the clergy, the second estate of the nobility and the third estate of the bourgeoisie, urban workers, and peasants. Legally the first two estates enjoyed...
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  • 'the Pilgrimage Itself Is, After All, Was a Social as Well as Religious Event'. What Evidence Do We Find in the 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales, That Chaucer Wished to Examine the Social Reality of His Time from Many Different Perspect...
    of the fourteenth century. The structure of medieval society was hierarchical with three layers or estates that were dependent on each other, they were clerics, knights and peasants. Clerics taught and defended the Catholic faith while the peasants worked the land to produce goods and food. The...
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  • Refs for Middle Ages World History
    Roman Empire in the West, around the 5th century. However, the fixing of dates for the beginning and end of the Middle Ages is arbitrary. According to the Norton Anthology, "Medieval social theory held that society was made up of three 'estates': the nobility, composed of a small hereditary...
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  • Ap European History Chapter 11
    Jesuits The most successful reform group of the Counter-Reformation was the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits (Recognized by the church in 1540, began in 1530s). It grew so much that people went on missions to convert other who lived in Asia, the Americas and even Africa. The founder of Jesuits...
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  • King Arthur Literary Analysis
    abdicated. The period ends in the late fifteenth century with the discovery of the New World. During this period, different nations conquered and collapsed, society changed, and religion was further divided. During the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Empire had begun an effort to occupy Britain. They...
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  • European History
    money economy emerged and many commoners of the Third Estate became richer and more powerful than the old nobility of the Second Estate. 18) The Crusades helped to begin the change from Medieval society into modern by bringing back many of the products of the Eats including spices and textiles. As...
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  • Feudalism
    knights could grow crops or support their families. In exchange the knights promised to be part of their baron’s military contribution to the king and part of the baron’s escort if he travelled. The knight’s vassal was the peasant, the poorest social class of medieval society. For labouring on the...
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  • Manifesto
    bourgeoisie was accompanied by a corresponding political advance of that class. An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the medieval commune*: here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany); there taxable “third estate” of the monarchy...
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  • A Proloue to Canterbury Tales
    pilgrims represent a diverse cross section of fourteenth-century English society. Medieval social theory divided society into three broad classes, called “estates”: the military, the clergy, and the laity. (The nobility, not represented in the General Prologue, traditionally derives its title and...
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  • The French Revolution of 1789
    becoming upset. At this time in French history, the social classes played an important role in the lives of the people. The society of France was divided among three groups: the First Estate, the Second Estate, and the Third Estate. The First Estate was the Church. The church was equal in terms of its...
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  • Course Study Guide
    (nobility) and First Estate (Roman Catholic Clergy) did not want change Third Estate seceded from the Estates General on June 17th , 1789 Third Estate formed The National Assembly Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen published in August 1789 Resentment towards the church Resentment...
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  • Medieval Period – Feudal System and Architecture
    . When the time of the Crusades began England was unprepared to defend itself. William I, otherwise known as William the Conqueror, led a group of invaders into England and removed Edward the Confessor from his throne. William implemented a new type of social structure called feudalism. Three main...
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  • Sociology of Religion
    recognizably Christian (Gentilecore 1992; Schneider 1990; Delumeau 1977; Thomas 1971 ). Alexander Murray's assessment of medieval Italian religious life is typical: "substantial sections of thirteenth-century society hardly attended church at all." The Dominican prior Humbert of Romans in his handbook On...
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  • The French Revolution
    bored with affairs of the government so it caused France to nearly go bankrupt. The first and second estates were heavily unequal to the citizens (third estate) even since the middle ages. a great amount to all of the power and wealth was with the nobility and the clergy. the peasants...
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  • History Midterm Notes
    over an area Kings still fight to achieve control over land and countries Social upheaval The Early Modern World (500-1300) 1) Crisis of the Western Church also known as the Great Schism 2) Hundred Years’ War 3) Great Plague or Black Death Orders if medieval society: Those who Prayed...
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  • Ap Euro
    was not well known, was an outsider and inherited a difficult situation after death of popular queen o Inherited large debt and divided church o Advocated divine right of kings-wrote Trew Law of Free Monarchies-expected to rule with minimum consultation o Parliament’s chief business was to grant...
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