Rise of centralized monarchies

QUESTION 1
The great significance of the Magna Carta, in demanding royal respect for the rights of vassals and of London burghers, was that the pope, speaking through his Archbishop and assembled noble supporters, was more important than the king.
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QUESTION 2
In only 300 years, from the 11th to the 14th century, the population of Europe actually almost doubled from 38 to 74 million people.
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QUESTION 3
The warrior aristocracy justified its privileges in society through its training as a Latin-educated elite, that could not only fight but compose poetry, sing ballads, write legal documents and peacefully resolve disputes.
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QUESTION 4
Duke William of Normandy sailed with an army in 1066 from France to conquer England because he needed ‘lebensraum’ for the exploding French population and needed more land to accommodate the demands of a growing military elite.
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QUESTION 5
The rise of centralized monarchies and the decline of the age of independent warriors whose violence was seen as wasteful and futile, led to a decline in the brutal and vicious holy crusades against Muslims and ‘heretical’ Christians.
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QUESTION 6
Because of the Frankish custom of dividing up land between the surviving males, in medieval days, noble women were expected to have a small number of children, and often women used traditional and effective, though dangerous, methods of birth control bought from ‘wise women’ to avoid being constantly pregnant.
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QUESTION 7
The institution of the English Parliament may have come from the custom under King Edward I, of seeking consensus (and funds) by summoning his barons, bishops and representatives of the towns and shires to participate in a “parley”.
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QUESTION 8
By the twelfth century, commerce was considered by everyone to be a completely dishonorable occupation, these ‘bourgeois’ as they were called because they lived in the ‘bourgs’ or towns, were thought to be men driven by profit over either honor or faith. Churchmen condemned their greed; nobles condemned their cowardice.
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QUESTION 9
A woman’s domestic tasks in the Middle Ages might include: wool carding, spinning, weaving, gardening, watching children and brewing beer.
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QUESTION 10
Thomas Aquinas’s major contribution to theology was his division of Christian doctrine from Aristotelian philosophy, in which he argued that reason and faith could never be reconciled as each one was derived from a different way of knowing the world.
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QUESTION 11
A ‘youth’ in medieval aristocracy was a young noble who had received his sword of knighthood, yet had not married, nor acquired lands.
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QUESTION 12
In the eleventh century, Flanders, dealing with a population explosion as well as a lack of grazing land, opted to invest in the production of wagon wheels and metal tools of all varieties, and soon this became Europe’s first major industry.
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QUESTION 13
The typical peasant’s diet in the Middle Ages, was composed of: wild boar, wild turkey, potatoes, tomatoes, corn and beans. p. 202
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QUESTION 14
A fief, complete with serfs, was something that a vassal might expect from his lord
in exchange for fealty.
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QUESTION 15
The church disliked lay investiture because it considered that it had the right to determine who was chosen as bishop and not some local king or even the emperor.
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QUESTION 16
It was during the pontificate of Pope Innocent III that the papacy reached the low mark of its power, with corrupt popes having mistresses, illegitimate children, homosexual affairs, and owned slave galleys and led military forces as if they were common princes. Slowly, the papacy would regain power until the sixteenth century when popes no longer displayed the bourgeois materialism of their predecessors..
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QUESTION 17
The titanic battles begun between Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire, and Pope Gregory VII, eventually resulted without any kind of compromise between the empire and the church and this rift eventually ended with a complete separation of church and state and banishment of the Pope from the Holy Roman Empire.
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QUESTION 18
In the 11th century most people were serfs but in spite of their low economic status, they led secure and peaceful lives, working on their lords’ estates, and receiving a free, basic education at the local parish school run by the local parish priest.
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QUESTION 19
The crusades were religious wars of conquest authorized by popes and generally directed primarily against Europe’s Muslim enemies.
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QUESTION 20
King John of England lost his lands to Phillip II, King of France, because he failed to appear when summoned, as required by feudal custom, as he was a vassal of the King of France for the lands of Normandy, Anjou, Maine and Touraine.
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