Barbarism In The Dark Ages

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Since the dawn of time man has forged their existence into the very essence of earth and through the blood sweat and tears have embedded it throughout the ages to come. The middle Ages as perceived to be the dark ages was not entirely in a sense of pure and hellish anarchy as viewed by its name, if we were to view it from a historical perspective we can see that the dark ages represented a key foundation in bridging the classical and modern aspects of society but due the time lapse an epoch of illiteracy, barbarism, corruption we come to understand this time period as the dark ages. The dark ages can ultimately be defined with three prominent factors such as the rise and reform of literature, the revival of monarch control and reinvestment …show more content…
The popes in European society where using the money and funds that they received to renovated the church in which they hired painters and architects, they used the wealth they amass to satisfy their own personal desires and created a schism between believers and the popes as they believed the papacy lost their faith and were concerned with wealth than the spirit. It was not till sometime during that period that the church started to gain significant ground and saw a religious revival and once again had the faith of the masses. The role of the church wasn’t very significant during the ages of old such as the renaissance; they accumulated a great deal of power, to be precise the church was the counter balance and the power to keep the equilibrium from one man having absolute power, to be able to rule in this time period he must be ordained by god and to go against the church is to against god. This particular time period in history saw the pope had more power than the king and the king was merely a figurehead, to go against his oath or not to receive the popes blessing would lead to excommunication (translated in lateral terms kicked out of heaven). The fear of being excommunicated leaded to the paying of tithes to be readmitted into the house of god, basically a bribe to be accepted in which the church gained more power. The stable force in life during the medieval times is the church. Shared beliefs in the teachings of the church bonded people together. The church provided Christians with a sense of security and a religious community to which they belonged. During these times the church contained the only literate people in the realm, scholars if you may and with nearly all written documents burned including books, this way they remained they only literate people in the land. The pens is mightier than the sword and only a handful could receive a decent

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