Week 10



ANSWER these questions during the lecture!

Who were “those who pray?” 


How did the makeup of the clergy in the High Middle Ages differ from that of the clergy in the Early Middle Ages?


What was so special about the monastery at Cluny and why were its “reform” tendencies important?



Who were “those who fight?”


What was the ideal “type” of nobleman?


What was the difference between “nobleman” and knights?


How did most nobles and knights “support themselves” economically?


What role did chivalry play in the lives of knights and nobleman?  What kinds of behavior did it require?



Who were “those who work?”


Were all peasants in the High Middle Ages serfs? Explain.


Who generally exercised the most direct power over the peasantry in the High Middle Ages and why?


What economic forces/trends in the High Middle Ages were actually leading to improvements in peasants' lives?


What sorts of practices tied peasants in a village together as a community?



Who were “those left out?”


How did the “three part model” of society treat people who lived in towns?


Why were towns growing during the High Middle Ages and who lived in the towns?