Discuss the role of the Church in Medieval Europe and the Church’s impetus for reform during the High Middle Ages.
The title of chapter 9 is “The Consolidation of Europe, 1100-1250.” Using this as a frame of reference write an essay addressing the following: Discuss the role of the Church in Medieval Europe and the Church’s impetus for reform during the High Middle Ages. What does the Investiture Controversy say about Church-State relations? Mention monasteries and the papacy. How do we account for the sudden increase of heresies in the 12th century? What forces motivated the heretic? How would you define scholasticism and its place in universities? Why was this century a era of promise for students who wished to pursue education outside the monastic or cathedral schools? What about Europe’s interaction with Islamic Civilization. As always: 1,200-1,800 words or more if you are inclined.