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  • Review for Midterm IIFall 2010

  • Midterm GuidelinesIn-class midterm:

    Take-Home midterm:

  • Take-Home Essay(1) Based upon the PRIMARY sources that we have read, as well as Judith Bennets book about Cecilia Penifader, did men and women live similar lives in the Middle Ages? To what extent were their respective roles and status in medieval society parallel? What opportunities were available to one gender that were denied to the other? (Hint: remember to consult primary sources as well as Bennett)OR(2) Based upon the PRIMARY sources that we have read, how would you compare medieval with modern university student life, and what factors might account for the differences? (Hint: do not just rely on the professor's lecture, but look at the primary sources we have read). OR(3) Based upon the PRIMARY sources that we have read, how would you describe the role(s) of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages? How did it influence politics, education, daily life, etc.? (Hint: think about primary sources that describe the Crusades, the Albigensian heresy, the university, etc. as well as relevant chapters from Bennett)ORBased upon the PRIMARY sources that we have read in chapters 5, 7, and 8 of Wiesner, describe how authorial perspective caneither consciously or unconsciouslyinfluence a primary source. That is, how does does an authors background, point of view, office, location, language, etc. influence what s/he writes? Are such considerations more or less evident in medieval sources than in Ancient or Classical primary sources?

  • In-Class Essay: Sample QuestionsThe Babylonian Captivity of 14th c. refers toTurkish deportation of Jews to Babylon.A decadent period in the history of papal Rome.The 68 years of papal residence in Avignon.The hundreds of medieval knights captured by Saladin in the 2nd Crusade.

  • Just before her death, Cecilia PenifaderA. asked her brother Robert, a priest, to give her the last rites;B. gave her lands to three nephews/nieces instead of her sister;C. tried to become a nun;D. none of the above.

  • Gothic architecture is all of the following EXCEPTA French inventionTypified by squat buildings with dark interiors.Used in Chartes, Canterbury, and other 13c. Cities that (re)built new cathedralsCharacterized by soaring interiors filled with light.

  • The Carolingian Renaissance occurred underCharlemagnePope Gregory the GreatHoly Roman Emperor Leo IIKing Henry of England

  • The regular clergy of the Middle AgesIncluded the pope and all bishopsUsually lived in monasteriesWere parish priests who administered the sacraments and lived in the parish.Were none of the above.

  • Sample Primary Source PassagesI have ventured to bring together various dicta [sayings] of the holy fathers, as they came to mind, and to formulate certain questions which were suggested by the seeming contradictions in the statements. The master key of knowledge is, indeed, a persistent and frequent questioning. For example, is God one, or no? Is sin pleasing to God, or no?...

    Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, ca. 1100, written to instruct medieval people in how to use Scholastic philosophy to understand Christian theology. This was very popular in medieval universities.

  • Hints for Primary Source PassagesBriefly mention 5 WsBriefly explain the significance of the passage.Partial credit is always available.Watch your time (ca. 15-18 minutes)

  • Essay(1) Identify 2-4 major attributes that mark the Medieval world (ca. 500-1400) as distinctly different than the Classical world.P.E.R.S.IA. + G.T.Use lecture, textbook, & primary sources for examplesUse specific examples whenever possibleIntro paragraph always a good idea(2)The Middle Ages is often described as the "Age of Faith". Is this description accurate? What evidence (events, texts, people, ideas, etc.) supports this idea? What evidence disproves this idea?

  • Video Documentary on Middle AgesThe following themes are analyzed in this video:1.Rise of Medieval States & Medieval Monarchs- England, France & creation of a state2.Black Death (bubonic plague)3.Feudalism- lords, vassals, peasants (laboratores)4.Manorialism- subsistence agriculture

    5.Chivalry, Knights, and Crusades- pugnatores6.Monastic Life- oratores7.Witchcraft & Medieval Inquisition8.Scholastic (??) logic.