I. EARLY MIDDLE AGES
A1. The causes for the loss of Classical Culture were the rising beliefs of Christianity. A common language had united the Roman Empire. As Germanic peoples with new languages invaded the empire, this common language was lost and literacy plummeted. Only a few people could read anything of the past, and because of that no one was writing anything new. The savages who attacked the Roman Empire had hardly any use for philosophy or poetry. There was no appreciation for the past culture that it just expired. Any suggestion that opposed the fresh direction was abolished. Religions that had lasted for eras were cleared out entirely. All schools of philosophy were demolished. Only Church-approved beliefs were allowed to continue, and these were strictly coordinated to keep them in line with Christian belief. Anyone who did the opposite, or fell out of line was labeled a heretic. Their concepts were prohibited, and their supporters encountered a grim future.
2. The Impact of the loss of Classical Culture was because this snipping of the tree of evolution had a long-lasting influence on European history. Europe went from being the most knowledgeable, place to being one of the most illiterate. Literacy disappeared from Europe. Ancient writings we see today are only because Islamic researchers conserved them. Europeans had no method of logging new ideas. Deprived of writing, no evolvement could be built. Industrial progression was ceased, while more knowledgeable cultures, such as Islam, outperformed Europe in technical movement. The study of human anatomy, a valued knowledge, was then labeled as witchcraft, this lead to the decline in medicine. Medieval Europeans could see the wonders built by the ancient Romans, like running water, highways, and domes, but they could not replicate them, because the secrets of their work was lost. Trades were also grounded to a standstill. Without trade, it was impossible to increase ideas and good over Europe. There was no longer a market for craftsmen. Cities perished as their inhabitants detached back to settlements in the country. In order to regain previous culture, Europe would have to wait about a thousand years.
B1. Alemanni first took the initiative to accept Clovis’ Conversion. He only did it out of desperation because the king was killed. Alemanni wanted to put an end to slaughter.
2. Clovis accepted Christianity due to the slaughter of the troops of Clovis. The troops were being annihilated. It was then when he rose his head began to pray.
3. Gregory of tours portrayed the workings in a sense that if you believe in Christianity then God will always be in your favor. If you choose to have other beliefs the worst is yet to come. pg 200-201
D. The Franks was a coalition of Germanic pioneers who came from the northernmost part of the Roman Empire. Clovis industrialized the Franks as a cohesive domain. He developed the central jurisdictions of Roman Gaul and started to vanquish southern Gaul from other Germanic societies. Clovis’s adaptation to Roman Christianity carried him the critical sustenance of the bishops in his movements in contradiction of the societies that were still pagan or had established the Arian version of Christianity. When Clovis perished, his empire was split between his four descendants, shadowing Frankish tradition. Merovingian kings based some aspects of their government on Roman principles. The adaptation of the Roman concept of the civitas- its Latin for a city and its surrounding territory. Advantageous marriages, a hard-earned status for military strength, and the help of the church advanced the Carolingians. They eventually replaced the Merovingian’s as rulers of the Frankish Kingdom. Pg. 201-202
E. The reign of Charlemagne also knows as Charles the Great was the most authoritative Carolingian. In the year 800 on Christmas Day he visited Rome, and Pope Leo III crowned him ruler. He was maintaining old Roman majestic…