Learning Team A will use several research methods including text, internet and other methods to explore the humanities and the effects and developments that the humanities of the Early, High and Late Middle ages had on society. We have made some very interesting findings and come up with some intriguing conclusions. The findings are most definitely in condensed form for the simplicity of our assignment, although if given an unbridled word count, surely we would demonstrate volumes of text form such interesting periods.
The Early Middle Ages Before we can talk about humanities, we must first define the word "Humanities". Humanities are the investigation of human beings and their culture and their self-expression. We are
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The 3-field system was a system where they would plant crops in two fields while letting the third field recovers from over planting. This allowed for stronger healthier crops and larger yields at harvest time. During the time of the High Middle Ages, we also discover the growth of towns, trades, and manufacturing starting to increase with the help of the resumption of long-distance trade. The guilds were controlling manufacturing industries setting up standards and protecting the members. The growth of towns came from the trade of local perishable items over short distances. During the High Middle Ages, there was a growing demand for education because the need for educated people was needed in the bureaucracy of the time. After 1000 C.E. the development of universities began to appear and they taught the seven liberal arts which were from the classical Greco-Roman system. These seven liberal arts are grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. The High Middle Ages also saw the growth of the church in the 11th century. The church wanted to strengthen the bureaucracy of the papacy by eliminating wrong doings among the clergy. The 12th century saw the horrors of the Inquisition. Bishops, under the order of popes held trials for Catholics who abandoned their faith. The accused were not permitted legal council and were tortured into name