This article covers the role the Catholic Church played in Medieval Europe. Topics covered include:
1. The Church as the unifying force for post-Classical Europe
2. The role that the Church and the sacraments played in the daily lives of the people.
3. The role the Church played in preserving education.
4. The significance of Thomas Aquinas
The article is 2 pages long and includes guiding questions for the students to respond to.
For Texas teachers, this article addresses the following TEK:
WH4 History. The student understands how, after the collapse of classical empires, new political, economic, and social systems evolved and expanded from 600 to 1450. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the development of Christianity as a unifying social and political factor in medieval Europe and the Byzantine Empire
- Dan Nguyen
Medieval Europe: The Church as a Unifying Force
by Dan Nguyen
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