Similarities Between The Middle And Early Middle Ages

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During 300 CE to 1400 CE the time of the Early Middle Ages and the Late Middle Ages took place, and changed a little each step of the way. The Early Middle Ages was a time of European history that took place from the 5th century to the 10th century, and the Late Middle Ages took place from the 10th century to the mid 14th century. The Early and Late Middle Ages were very different but a little similar in the senses of art, architecture, religion, politics, education and literature. Art and architecture had similar and different aspects in The Middle Ages. Art was similar in terms of what was used and created. For example, there were sculptures, paintings, drawings, and artists throughout the centuries of this time period. Architecture was …show more content…
Christianity and feudalism were about the only thing that stayed the same throughout this period of time. Religion in the Early Middle Ages was based on monasticism that is where one renounces worldly pursuits to devote oneself fully to spiritual work. (Bishop, 144) The first to use monasticism was the Egyptian Hermits who went back to the deserts. The Monastic Ideal was highly used in the world. For example, Hinduism and Buddhism thought this was the way to go and you should not live any other way. There were three vows that individuals had to make, and they were poverty, chastity and obedience. Those who chose to live the monastic life had to live in poverty and had to only concentrate on sprit. Almost every monastery followed St. Benedict’s rules very faithfully. Some rules were that they could only eat bread and vegetables, they could not drink wine that was later changed to a limit of half a pint a day and had to wake up at certain hours. It is like there was no freedom, and you have all these rules for as long as you live or for however long you decide to follow the monastic life. Later developed was The Romanesque Style and these were new rulers in Germany, new traditions and founding new churches. This was ruled by Otto the Great in Charlemagne. Kings and Nobles spent money on the churches in France, such as, arenas for the Cluniacs processions and auditoriums for the choirs. Cluny III was the …show more content…
In the Early Middle Ages, monastic scribes and scholars used Christianity and classical authors writing to further use in their tradition. For example, Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, a Roman Comedian. During this age, women communities were about the only way they would get the scholarly life they needed. Women were not offered any schooling like men did. In the Late Middle Ages music was very important and highly talked about. The Notre Dame School in Paris for music was built and used to educate people in music. Léonin wrote a book called the Magnus Liver Organi that had singing techniques written in it. His teachings at the school inspired more people into the organum music style. Notre Dame also provided more advanced musical notation and training. Other universities were self-governed organizations made up of teachers and students becoming lawyers and clerks. There were three studies offered at other universities, such as, theology, law and medicine. Almost all women were excluded, so they did not get the advanced learning that men

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